DO PNM BLOGGERS HAVE A ROMANIAN CONNECTION ?
First I need to say " Thank You"
because Dr. Barnett
allotted a generous amount of space today on his blog for my commentary on his Deleted Scene on System Perturbation
- very generous because it turns out that I am quite a wordy bastard - and then he added his own comments to my commentary. In Tom's words, " a megaposting". For those of you who came here from elsewhere than Dr. Barnett's blog, here are his links:
Dr. Barnett's Intro.
After reading these straight through I'm kind of longing for some greater mathematical ability - I'm pretty confident System Perturbations will later prove to have some validity as a predictor and not just as a strategic concept. Most likely, Bayesian probality theory analysis will be involved to some degree but unfortunately that's the extent to which I can take my speculation. Maybe Dr. Barnett needs to brief the NSA cryptological brain trust and bestir their professional interest.
Another thing I noticed today is that in the backgrounds of a lot of the bloggers who have posted extensively on PNM have some interest or connection with Romania. Dr. Barnett, who holds a doctorate in Poli Sci, previously wrote a book on Communist Romania's foreign policy
. I wrote my thesis for my MA in History on American-Romanian relations during the Nixon administration, emphasizing the connection to Nixon's China policy. TM Lutas
, interestingly enough, actually is Romanian
! I'm not sure what this means but if Dave Schuyler
, who is working on a Wave Theory post for the Core-Gap relationship, has ever visited Bucharest or something similar I'm going to fall off my chair.