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Risky Transitions
Risky Transitions  


March 3, 2017  

The times they are a-changin’. But for better or for worse? Just as US President Barack Obama was peacefully ceding his... 

Wobbling Pivots
Wobbling Pivots  


September 2, 2016  

On pacific pivoting, and not wobbling into war In her history of China since 1800, The Wobbling Pivot (2010), Professor... 

Transcript of the Berlin Conference (1884-1885)
Transcript of the Berlin Conference (1884-1885)  


February 19, 2016  

KINGDOM OF BELGIUM (KB): Empress Victoria needn’t swallow
every morsel of the Congo, but leave a slice for our Emperor... 

Considering John Brown
Considering John Brown  


October 6, 2015  

I. Yes, Ol’ Cloudsplitter was twitchy as a guillotine; felt called to loose psychotic, Old Testament, “God told me... 

Rebooting ‘Utopia’
Rebooting ‘Utopia’  


March 11, 2015  

From More to Machiavelli, Rand, Orwell and, through Swift, back When the 18th-century American, French and Haitian revolutionaries... 

Strategy as Chess: The Checkered Record
Strategy as Chess: The Checkered Record  


November 7, 2014  

Chaos, Schlieffen, and the best laid plans of the planners As the second James Bond flick, From Russia with Love (1963),... 

Mass versus Force
Mass versus Force  


March 23, 2014  

Legitimacy loves the art of persuasion In their conclaves in various enclaves (‘think tanks’ and spas), military strategists... 

Keats, Machiavelli and Truth
Keats, Machiavelli and Truth  


November 11, 2013  

How our humanity (or our future) is distressingly contingent on context “To betray philosophy is the gentle treason /... 

Artists and Revolutionary Leadership
Artists and Revolutionary Leadership  


November 1, 2009  

Final reflections on leadership, truth and the subversive pen Propagandists argue that the true poet must be a revolutionary....