SUNDAY RECOMMENDED READING
The big buzz is over the Seymour Hersh article on Iran
( hat tip John Robb
Speaking of John, you should read his post "Dysfunctional Global Rules Sets
". Of the meta-principles of the globalizing world, John looks most often at entropy in complex human systems. Frankly, the old, postwar, Cold War rule-set became obsolete in 1991 and only recently are western statesmen intellectually coming to grips with the need for the Core to hammer out some durable new ones, as Dr. Barnett
advocated in Blueprint For Action
Robb is pointing at tendency for short-term economic self-interest to mitigate against this kind of consensus building on new rule-sets( habituated by a half-century of Cold War " free riding" on the American-dominated international system. Well, the U.S. taxpayer is no longer paying for this outmoded system, so the free ride is over, but few statesmen want to deal with the political implications that this change would entail for their own countries). Here though is a recent exception
Launching off that point, Tom asks
" What Would Churchill Do?
Launching off of Tom, Dan of tdaxp
proposes "Operationalizing the Gap
.... still survives
Stare into the grinning face of evil in "Where's the Money and Other Questions About the Charles Taylor Escapade
" by Patricia Lee Sharpe
. ( BTW, PLS
the Evil One).
The always fearless Razib
at Gene Expression
with" Fists of the Patriarchy
asks "Which Historical Lunatic am I?".
I took the test and I'm Caligula.Dave Schuler
of The Glittering Eye
has a nice post on freedom of expression and the gnostic Gospel of Judas.New to the blogroll !Argghhh !Enterprise Resilience Management BlogReality, One Bite at a Time