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Bin Laden wins by using the “Tactics of Mistake” against America

Summary:  In Gordon Dickson’s book Tactics of Mistake he describes how Bin Laden has manipulated America so that we drive the jihadist movement from an irrelevant sideshow to a major and vital aspect of modern Islam.   History contains a few examples of fiction predating fact.  Not just in technology, like Jules Verne’s Nautilus, but in …

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Does the health care bill mark an inflection point to American history?

Summary:  putting recent events in a historical context. Many conservatives describe the health care bill in almost apocalyptic terms, a slippery slope on steroids (much as leftists do with climate change). Hat tip on the following quotations to Brad Delong. Mark Steyn, “Happy Dependence Day“, National Review Online:  “Longer wait times, fewer doctors, more bureaucracy, …

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