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Friday, June 23, 2006
 
RECOMMENDED READING

Some interesting things for interesting times:

Sonny at FX-Based has Part III of "In Defense of EBO" up. Sonny's series is written as a refutation of "Bloodless theories, bloody wars; Easy-win concepts crumble in combat", a highly critical piece by Ralph Peters.

Steve DeAngelis of ERMB explains "Development -in-a-Box" in the context of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.

Earl of Prometheus6, unlike most of us, has some firsthand experience with the big IC/NYT story of the day.

This next one was fun. At least for me, and highly recommended:

Curzon of Coming Anarchy unsheathes dagger and sword to avenge Coming Anarchy's patron saint, Robert Kaplan, from a somewhat prissy and and faux-intellectual attack job. Defending Kaplan brings out Curzon's more creative powers of rebuttal and this post does not disappoint.

Bill Petti of The Duck of Minerva and I probably would not agree on all aspects of foreign policy but I like the way he chooses to frame his analysis.

PurpleSlog coins a phrase that will create instant arguments, regardless of the merits of the underlying issue. On the other hand, however you care to phrase it, he's discussing an intellectual phenomenon we have seen before.

That's it!
 
Comments:
Thanks for the link.

Hey, if we all agreed we would be deprived of the joy we get from disagreement and discussion :)
 
Hi Bill,

Indeed, indeed.
 
Hi Mark,

Thanks for the mention.
 
Another "Thanks for the link" from me too -- but more importantly, thanks for the kind words about my writing.
 
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