About the Author

Donn M. Kurtz II

Donn M. Kurtz II received his Ph. D. from Tulane University and taught political science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from 1969 until his retirement in 2007. He lives near Grand Coteau, Louisiana.

The Flood of 2011

For the sixth time in less than six years, the world hears about Louisiana because of a disaster.  This time it is the Flood of 2011.  The flood waters are heading towards towns, communities, and people in and around the...

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Into Exile

Earlier this year a popular uprising forced Tunisian President Zine El Abadine Ben Ali into exile.  Not long after, former President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier (“Baby Doc”) returned to his home country from nearly a quarter...

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The Egyptian Transition

If Egypt is to emerge from the present crisis as a stable and responsive political system six steps must be taken without delay. First: President Mubarak must resign immediately in favor of his Vice President Omar Suleiman and...

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