Question of the Day, about reforming America

Questions are esp welcome to the FM website's email at fabmaximus at hotmail dot com.  Today's email questions the premise underlying the many posts about reforming America. You're imploring Americans to get more involved in their political system without deeply examining the reasons why they aren't. These might include, in varying degrees: a belief that no matter … Continue reading Question of the Day, about reforming America

Theories about 4GW are not yet like the Laws of Thermodynamics

One of the baleful influences on the 4GW analysis is the science of Psychohistory developed by Hari Seldon, capable of accurately predicting history (as described in the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov).  Social science "laws" in the real world are just heuristics, generalities not to be confused with the Laws of Thermodynamics.  This is especially true in military theory.  For example, Clausewitz's … Continue reading Theories about 4GW are not yet like the Laws of Thermodynamics

The Iraq War as a warning for America

Part V of a series about America's new Long War Sooner or later, everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences. Robert Louis Stevenson, source unknown We live in a time in which fourth generation war is the dominant form of conflict. Adapting to this means confronting harsh truths. Like those of the Iraq War. … Continue reading The Iraq War as a warning for America