Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Iran: You Cannot Bomb Knowledge and Technical Expertise

Very wise piece on the complexities of negotiating with Iran by Philip Stephens in today’s UK Financial Times. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/af170df6-4d1c-11e3-bf32-00144feabdc0.html?siteedition=intl#axzz2kiP31htK ©Ingram Pinn The who-said-what game  about last weekend’s talks in Geneva has become a distraction. The six-power negotiations  with Tehran to … Continue reading

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Today’s New Word: Teahadist

I try to learn a new word each day: today’s word is Teahadist….’a fundamentalist member of the Tea Party engaged in Jihad against President Obama’… Meanwhile talking of Teahadists Sarah Palin is getting worked up over Catholic Pope Francis attitude … Continue reading

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The Impact of Chinese Economic Policy on the US and Europe

I worry about the total lack of understanding of how the US economy is affected by China. I just read Michael Pettis’s interesting book ‘The Great Rebalancing’ and summarize its argument/implications for the US because it will effect everyone reading … Continue reading

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Learning to Die (as a Civilization) in the Anthropecene:

 Great and profound article by Roy Scranton in today’s New York Times: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/learning-how-to-die-in-the-anthropocene/?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0 Jeffery DelViscio 1. Driving into Iraq just after the 2003 invasion felt like driving into the future. We convoyed all day, all night, past Army checkpoints and burned-out … Continue reading

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President and General Dwight Eisenhower’s Take on War

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Conflict Poem: Waiting for the Barbarians by C F Cavafy (1863-1933)

I have always liked the C F Cavafy poem ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ and today I found a perfect cartoon to go with it: What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum? The barbarians are due here today. Why … Continue reading

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