has brought up Martin van Creveld's Fate of The State
several times lately. Reading that [ed. note: Actually I read it several times. It's worth pondering carefully
] combined with recent discussions of the " Moral
of warfare by John Robb
, Philip Bobbitt
and discussions here on resiliency
and moral countermeasures
have me thinking about the legitimacy of the American state. Why it has weakened. How to strengthen it, and so on. Inchoate thoughts at present, perhaps tomorrow will bring me some insight.
Also, I'm in an interesting discussion with Aaron
over at tdaxp.