(Photograph: Stringer/Reuters) Long War Journal has published an excellent graphic breakdown of the results and an astute analysis of what they mean.
Tying partisan hackery and propaganda with the general populace’s ignorance of affairs of state is a popular trope of late. This week’s New York Times provides a fine example: The Fight Is Over, the Myths Remain Brendan Nyhan. New York Times. 24 March 2010. AT the White House signing ceremony for health care legislation on […]
South Korean navy ship sinks near sea border with NorthBBC News. 26 March 2010. About 40 sailors are missing after a South Korean navy ship sank near the border with North Korea, Yonhap news agency said citing military officials. The patrol vessel, with 104 people aboard, sank after an unexplained explosion tore through its hull. […]
I suffered through a very rough batch of pneumonia five or so years ago. The experience is lodged in my memory as a rather wretched affair. I was bedridden for a month’s time, not a day passing that I did not cough up a cup of bile. Despite my misery, I was in one respect […]
A collection of articles, essays, and blog post of merit. There are quite a few this time, so I thought it would be best to organize them by topic. GRAND STRATEGY New Delhi, Washington: Who gets what? Ashley Tiller. Times of India. 30 January 2010. I do not know how I missed this essay when […]
This post shall break an unspoken rule that has guided my hand for a good year now. I am about to write about domestic politics. Long term readers of the Stage know that American political issues do not get much coverage here. Save in the rare cases where they intersect with the broader realms of […]
Should bookmark Southern Pulse. I have been reading this website for a week or so and have been consistently delighted with the reports it provides. I cannot think of any site that serves as its equal – all the big media outlets and think tanks have dozens of analysts monitoring the Middle East and North […]
Some of you may be wondering where the post “Haiti and the Washington Consensus” dissapeared to. Truth was, it was unifinished – I accidently pressed “publish” when I meant to press “save as draft. The post will be restored soon as it is finished.
“Who does not know that wars, the mighty tempests, the pestilence, all the ills, indeed which afflict the human race, do so through the agency of demons?” (Marc Bloch, Feudal Society, p. 83) So wrote the Saxon priest Helmold of Bosau nine centuries ago in his history of Eastern Europe, the Chronica Slavorum. I […]
A Collection of essays, reports, and blog posts of merit. Due to the particularities of my schedule, I will be unable to post much this next week. Perhaps the week after that as well. We shall see. To make up for this lack of material, I offer you a few interesting readings loosely connected in […]