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Category Archives: strategy
Does the NSA want to collect everything? Let’s check the facts and then decide.
Over the past several months, we have read headlines and stories about the new surveillance state. We have been told that the United States government, in particular the NSA, intends to “collect, monitor, and store every telephone and internet communication … Continue reading
A modest defense of democracy: three cheers for Blair, Cameron, and Clinton
I am not convinced that Leveson Inquiry shows a diminished democracy. Instead, we have been treated to an eye opening view of how modern democracy works. In the past, much of this would not be known or understood. Like the … Continue reading
Time for a change…..of name, but the journey continues
I have blogged on this site since August 2010 under my name. I thought it was time to move to a different title reflects the content. If the blog had been about me personally, it might have remained unchanged. However, … Continue reading
Posted in education, good writing, Government, military, privacy, statesmanship, strategy Tagged Augustine, FOIA, Freedom of Information Act, government, human-rights, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Politics Comments Off on Time for a change…..of name, but the journey continues
Homs, Syria: The modern day Melian Dialogue: The strong do as they will; the weak do as they must.
In Syria, we are seeing a lesson first taught in ancient Greece when Athens destroyed the city of Melos. The Melian dialogue is well remembered for the powerful sentence that the strong do as they will; the weak do as … Continue reading
Posted in Government, statesmanship, strategy, war Tagged Assad, Bashar al-Assad, Homs, Philosophy, Politics 2 Comments
Patton would have shot Haig: Thoughts on rehabilitating “The Butcher”
I was intrigued to hear the other morning on Radio4 that a lecture was to be given today about Field Marshall Haig. The lecturer (Professor Sheffield) suggested that Haig should be reconsidered given the harsh treatment from reassessment of his … Continue reading
Posted in Government, military, statesmanship, strategy, war Tagged Athens, British Army, Central Powers, Haig, Nicias, World War I Comments Off on Patton would have shot Haig: Thoughts on rehabilitating “The Butcher”