Our futures seen in snippets of the past

An unfortunate side-effect of historical analysis -- in which one leaps across centuries by turning a page -- is that we can forget how quickly regime change occurs. The pressure builds for generations, the cracks slowly spreading and deepening almost invisibly ... but the final steps can occur with astonishing speed. Recent history provides vivid … Continue reading Our futures seen in snippets of the past

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