Saturday, May 8, 2010

Penguin Revolutions

The blog has a new title, and I will be finished with graduate school in 5 days, essentially, so you should be hearing more from me. The Penguin Revolutions is what some dubbed the January 2009 protest that led to the ouster of Ivar Godmanis' government in Latvia in February, the first government to fall in our global financial crisis. The prime minister had told citizens to huddle together to get through the economic turmoil, as penguins huddle together for warmth to get through the cold winter. They followed the instructions, huddling together outside the parliament and throwing snowballs and cobblestones through windows.

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