Some random Friday linkage:
- I like Max Fisher; I have nothing against his family. He stands between me and Eli Lake, and that means he’s gonna get paved over.
- Luck is gone. I really, really tried to get into it; there’s obviously a lot of talent, and perhaps they would have kept it around were it not for the whole “kills a lotta horses” part. But let’s be frank, it was extremely slow to develop, and lacked characters to focus on.
- Adam Weinstein has a good article on the relationship between Stratfor and Robert Kaplan. I have a quote; I had hoped to wave it off as a “youthful indiscretion,” but apparently I wrote it in 2010. And to be clear, I don’t think it’s obvious that Kaplan is even a realist, and realists shouldn’t in any case be pleased that a realist of “caliber” is achieving greater prominence.
- Sharks on yachts are 37 different kinds of awesome. This is what we lose when we casually kill off our colorful dictators.
- Max Boot’s guiding principle is that the United States ought to fight more wars. In service of that principle, he sees little difference between truth and falsehood. See also Leon Wielseltier.
- Foreign Entanglements now has helpful audio, fast audio, and video subscription feeds.
- I talked Afghanistan yesterday on the Alyona Show: