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J’accuse!!!

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On June 18, 2009
Michael Ledeen has a curious way of approaching the social form “accusation”: You’re going to be accused of meddling anyway, since out there in the real world you are believed to be the leader of the forces of freedom and democracy. Now, when I apply this logic to my daily life, it would seem to […]

What follows is a long, largely unoriginal rumination on the state, coercion, the Odessa Steps, and Tank Man. Skip to the end for trivial observations about the current situation in Iran. Or just skip

Iran Election Thoughts

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On June 12, 2009

Mahmound Ahmadinejad is a billion times worse than Hitler, unless he loses the election, in which case he was always irrelevant. … each major candidate seem to believe that he won by forty point

Bush Denied Bunker Busters to Israel

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On January 10, 2009
Much of interest here: Early in 2008, the Israeli government signaled that it might be preparing to take matters into its own hands. In a series of meetings, Israeli officials asked Washington for a new generation of powerful bunker-busters, far more capable of blowing up a deep underground plant than anything in Israel’s arsenal of […]

Is There a Monkey Gap?

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On July 26, 2008

Appalling from a variety of perspectives: Hundreds of endangered African monkeys are being taken from their natural habitat and sold for scientific experiments, as well to a “secretive” biological

The Russians are Apparently Not Idiots

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On July 11, 2008
I hate to show weakness in front of the Russians, but it’s hard to argue with this: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said the results of Iran’s missile tests prove that US plans for a defence shield in Europe are unnecessary. Mr Lavrov said the tests confirmed Tehran had missiles with a limited range […]

Yglesias vs. Kirchick

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On July 9, 2008

The main point here seems to be that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says many things about Israel, and that the sum total of these things is incoherent contradiction. As such, it doesn’t make a ton of sens

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