On Removing Confederate Memorials

I'm going to begin on the recent US confederate statue controversy by talking about something seemingly unrelated; the UK. I have long seen the world through a lens grandiosely called "environmental determinism" - a notion often decried as offensive by those groups currently pulling down US statues as if they had just torn some 20th …

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Learning From the Map: How To

Before attempting to learn from the map it is important to recognize the anomaly that is 'the map' - the distinct and (largely) universal depiction of the world found in classrooms and IR departments the world over. For the majority of history maps have been scarce, expensive, and largely dictated by utility. In the modern …