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Martin Long

Martin Long is an entrepreneur and political scientist based in the Boston area. He was born in Chicago, studied Political Science and Computer Science at the University of Illinois, and Russian Politics and History at the London School of Economics. He traveled extensively in Eastern Europe before the fall of the Berlin wall, living in Poland for a time. He traveled extensively in South Africa before the fall of Apartheid. He likes to make sense of incomprehensible situations in the world, and in domestic politics. He has written about the historical context of terrorism. He is currently working on a book about Republican political discourse. He blogs at

Blog Posts by Martin Long

Posted by Martin Long 3 years 14 weeks ago
Suppose there are two inmates convicted of similar crimes. Both appear to be equally contrite and rehabilitated. One is black, the other white. The white one gets pardoned by the governor, the black...