Notes From All Over 10/05/2010

A collection of articles, essays, and blog post of merit.  A lot of good material has been published this week. I am a bit on the busy side, so the usual long winded responses will be replaced in favor of one-sentence summaries. THE REPUBLIC How Trillion Dollar Deficits Were Created New York Times. 9 June […]

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Musings – Cognitive Consquences of Historical Metaphors

Author’s Note: A few days ago I finished reading Europe in Crisis, 1598-1648, by Geoffrey Parker. Parker is a renowned scholar of 17th century Europe, and for those unfamiliar with the period’s history I can think of no better introduction than this volume. This reading was the impetus for the following post. You can summarize […]

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Are the United States and China Headed For Cold War?

The majority of Chinese seem to think so. Or perhaps more accurately, a statistically questionable majority of the Chinese who happened to be polled by the Sunday Times think so. Not that this is anything new. The world has been worrying about a new Cold War between China and the United States for quite a […]

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Af/Pak in Tatters: The Debate Is On

Six months ago I wrote a post questioning America’s ability to wage a proper population-centric counterinsurgency. The post noted the structural features of modern democratic institutions that make waging a “Long War” near impossible. I ended this post with a projection for the next year: Can Modern America Wage Counterinsurgency?T. Greer. Scholar’s Stage. 4 March […]

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