Good things Right and Left.
at The American Future
" Die Zeit Interview with Michael Scheuer:Parts I and II
" and "Part III, Part IV and Part V
Scheuer headed the CIA's Bin Laden Task Force prior to writing several books on al Qaida and the Bush administration. Scheuer's highly critical remarks about American policy get much play in the MSM but his equally critical evaluation of the performance of senior career management at the CIA ( who generally oppose Bush) and our European allies (ditto) seldom receive much exposure from the NYT or the major networks. Scheuer contributes frequently to On Point
at The Armchair Generalist
" Changing the Defense Lineup
Good commentary on an important but subtle shift at the Pentagon.
From Dr. Daniel Nexon
at The Duck of Minerva
" Empire, Schmempire
Despite the blase title, the post represents some very cogent thinking about empires and IR theory. " Informal empire" tends to become, in my view, a magic cloud
for many academics to cover a range of policies they simply do not like, such as capitalist market behavior, as if that were the same thing as coercion. Dan however draws many careful distinctions and offers interesting links to pursue.
Two posts that go well together:John Robb 's
" Dangerous Ideas
" andJohn Hagel
at Edge Perspectives
" Globalization and Diversity
Cultural evolution occurs at the margin.
And now that my computer seems to be working, I'll attend to the comments from yesterday.