Wandering Thoughts, Vol.14
And the random thoughts are back again! these posts are usually an opportunity to blog about other topics, more superficial and definitely not related to the otherwise tedious and lengthy tantrums about how and why the Moroccan economy isn’t doing well, how and why more progressive policies need to be implemented. These are the posts that bring together The Thick Of It, The West Wing, Dita Von Teese, John Le Carré, Peter Mandelson and Francis Urquhart (not necessarily in that order or exclusively)
But seriously though, the Maroc Blog Awards are up again this year, this time with a radically different branding, renamed Maroc Web Awards; the Best Blogger category has been retained, and I am hoping this time I’d get the nomination and win the award, too. So let me put the word out: go on their website and nominate this author as best Moroccan Blogger for 2012 (or not…) it is quite simple:
1/ go on http://marocwebawards.com/nominer/
2/ Choose “Blogueur de l’année” (you might need to sign in with a twitter/facebook account to do so however)
3/ Type in https://moorishwanderer.wordpress.com/
And thank you kindly; Every vote matters!
Now, apart from getting hammered on non-parametric statistics and econometrics (yes, education at my Alma Mater did not rise to expectations on a few things…) I have finally managed to catch up with some of the movies released lately: The Ides Of March, “The Guard” and Captain America! The perfect mix: bits of politics, dark humour and comic books fond child memories.
“Kingfish” Huey Long was a Louisiana Governor, a populist figure who inspired the character of Willie Stark in “All The King’s Men” by writer Robert P. Warren, and his book is going to be next on my reading list – The few things I’ve read about Huey Long and the New Deal Coalition are interesting enough to understand how a progressive set of policies and ideals needs a broad support from often contradictory interests to find its way up to the greasy pole of power. The closest thing I could come up with to compare it to Moroccan politics was the coalition Abdellah Ibrahim built around him (but quickly fell apart) during his premiership.