Bruce Jenkins is an award-winning sports columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, covering the World Series, Wimbledon, the NBA finals and other major events on the sports calendar, while still making time to travel to the North shore of Hawaii once a year on a surfing trip. He is the author of Goodbye: In Search of Gordon Jenkins.
Supporters of political democracy, human rights, and social justice have good reasons to be alarmed about coups d'tat. These abrupt seizures of the state apparatus have occurred with great frequency in recent decades. Coups have overthrown established c...[SEE MORE]