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Book Review: Principles Of International Politics

Principles Of International Politics, by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita As someone who enjoys reading about matters of international relations [1], this is the sort of book I would likely enjoy more than many people.  I was not surprised that this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life Strategies

Life Strategies:  Doing What Works, Doing What Matters, by Phillip C. McGraw On television (and online) there is a commercial out that advertises two products, expressing “tough love” and “soft love.”  If you know anything about Dr. Phil, you can … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lincoln For President

Lincoln For President:  An Unlikely Candidate, An Audacious Strategy, And the Victory No One Saw Coming, by Bruce Chadwick As someone who has read many books about Abraham Lincoln [1], I am always intrigued when someone tries to find something … Continue reading

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Book Review: Achieving Victory In Iraq

Achieving Victory In Iraq:  Counting An Insurgency, by Col. Dominic J. Caraccilo & Lt. Col Andrea L. Thompson I bought this book from Amazon.com for almost nothing, and in reading this book it is pretty clear why this book was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rommel As Military Commander

Rommel As Military Commander, by Ronald Lewin Clearly, this is a book written for someone like me.  Before I properly review this book, I feel it necessary to point out that I am the exact audience of a book like … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: China’s Quest For Great Power

China’s Quest For Great Power:  Ships, Oil, And Foreign Policy, by Bernard D. Cole As someone who likes to read about and think about matters of geopolitics and the tension between China and the United States over matters of economic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Red Teaming

Red Teaming:  How Contrarian Thinking Is Revolutionizing The Military–And How It Can Transform Your Business, by Bryce G. Hoffman [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Jellybooks.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book fits nobly … Continue reading

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A Pre-Mortem Thought Experiment On The Second American Civil War: Part Two

Having in part one of this essay [1] given a worst case hypothetical scenario for the outbreak of the Second Civil War and presented an initial appearance of stalemate, I would like to take this particular section as an opportunity … Continue reading

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A Pre-Mortem Thought Experiment On The Second American Civil War: Part One

As a mental exercise, I occasionally ponder what is the worst that could happen in a given situation.  Although I am naturally more than a little gloomy and melancholy by temperament, the main purpose of this exercise is not to … Continue reading

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On The Tactics Of Everyday Life

As someone who attempts, however unsuccessfully, to take a larger view of life, I am often struck by how most people live their lives tactically and not strategically.  This happens over and over again, so much so that at times … Continue reading

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