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Lynn Palermo

French professor at Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA). Grew up in Central Pennsylvania. Has spent years living and traveling abroad. Passionate about literature, the arts, history, and their relationship with socio-political questions, especially in the 20th century.

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Latest posts by Lynn Palermo

11 January 2011

Algeria: Is Revolt Contagious?

After Tunisia, now Algeria has seen a week of riots and violent encounters between youths and the forces of order. The unrest is motivated by sharp increases in prices since...

20 December 2010

Africa: The Scandal of the “Ill-gotten Gains”

In the scandal of the wealth accumulated by some African politicians, the French Supreme Court of Appeals reversed the verdict pronounced by Paris Court of Appeals a year ago. The...

6 December 2010

Africa: Condoms Finally Authorized Conditionally by The Pope

The news spread around the world in a matter of minutes. In a book released on November 23, Pope Benedict XVI declared that "in certain cases, when the intention is...

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