Rapper Feud Mirrors World Politics

22 Jul

jay-z

NPR Music pointed me to an interesting article by Marc Lynch. A professor at George Washington University and the director of the Institute of Middle East Studies, Lynch is a rap fan and is interested in parallels between rap, political science and international relations.

Some of the greatest minds in national security have turned their attention to a classic problem: When there is one dominant power, the rest of the world tries to challenge it. That’s what happened to Britain in the 19th century and to the United States today. The same thing is happening in the world of rap.

Read the NPR Music article here and scope out Lynch’s full article here.

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