Some random link in lieu of actual blogging. General apologies for the slowness; things picking up at school, column takes up some of my writing time, etc. But I read…
- Stephen Walt is simple and brutal in his analysis of George W. Bush’s decisions.
- Why Caprica failed. I think that this is mostly right; the show demanded a lot from an audience that wasn’t so big to begin with. SyFy’s practice of splitting the season didn’t work out well in this case, as it simply gutted any momentum that the story had developed.
- Does Britain need a military? A lot of my thinking recently has been about the how the idea of American Exceptionalism is deployed on the left and the right, and what American foreign policy might look like if the United States was a “normal” country.
- Republicans may not care about the deficit. More about this tomorrow regarding the defense budget; short answer is that the chances of a progressive-tea party understanding on defense spending are exceedingly low.
- A ceremony memorializing Jews who fought for the Kaiser. I’d be curious to learn how many Jews served in the Austria-Hungary armed forces in World War I.
- Danger Room says that the LA “missile contrail” was really just a jet contrail seen from an odd angle. But then, they would say that.
- Ben Wittes and Tom Malinowski talk about the ethics of killing Joseph Kony with a drone strike.