Today’s links to interesting news and analysis. If you find this useful, please pass it to friends or colleagues.
- Being consistently wrong has few consequences for America’s geopolitical experts (so long as their hawks): “Goldberg’s War“, Ken Silverstein, Harper’s, June 2006
- Brilliant work: “Persistent Forecasting of Disruptive Technologies“, National Academy of Sciences, 2009
- Whatever happens in the November elections, current trends give the Republican Party a bleak future (unless they change): “Demographic Change and the Future of the Parties“, Ruy Teixeira, Center for American Progress, June 2010
- Unpleasant truths: “Why the Taliban is winning in Afghanistan“, William Dalrymple, New Statesman, 22 June 2010
- No change coming in our Af-Pak War plans: “A ‘do over’ in Afghanistan?“, Stephen M. Walt, blog of Foreign Policy, 24 June 2010
- More deeds by that radical leftist Obama: “Closing Guantánamo Fades as a Priority“, New York Times, 25 June 2010
- Recommended: “‘Don’t taze my granny!’ American police accused of using a Taser on an 86-year-old, bed-ridden grandmother“, Daily Mail, 26 June 2010 — Note how many of the interesting stories about the US are broken by the Brit news media.
Quote of the Day
Laura Rozen says what few others dare to say — but many people believe (red emphasis added):
“Marc Ambinder asks what you might be asking when you pick your jaw off the floor: what was McChrystal thinking? One early thought: does he want to get fired for insubordination before his strategy is shown to fail?“
This was my first reaction, too.
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