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About Michael Doliner

Michael Doliner studied with Hannah Arendt on the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He helped develop the honors college at Valparaiso University and taught at Ithaca College

Articles by Michael Doliner

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Thinking about war with Iran

The real Iranian threat is not its nuclear capacity but its independence. If Iran continues to stand as a model of defiance for increasingly poverty-stricken and restless populations of family fiefdoms in the Gulf, the current US-backed setups will either fall or be forced to democratise. These potentially catastrophic losses of empire go a long way to explaining the rising beat of war drums in the region.
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