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4GW in India – more people who want to watch the world burn

Summary:  This is a follow-up to “Some people just want to see the world burn” (16 January 2009).  At the end are links to posts discussing solutions. “9 Is Not 11 (And November Isn’t September)“, Arundhati Roy, Outlook India, 22 December 2008 — Hat tip to Tom Englehardt’s TomDispatch.   I strongly recommend reading this powerful essay in full, …

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About the 4GW between India and Pakistan

I strongly recommend reading this analysis of the 4th generation war between India and Pakistan.  This is one of the world’s great flashpoints.  The last few paragraphs should send a chill down the spine of every reader.   This is an excerpt; the article deserves to be read in full.  Hat tip on this to Marc Faber.  Tomorrow …

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To good a story to die: eliminate legitimate grievances to eliminate terrorism

Some beliefs — simple matters of detail — have almost no factual support but refuse to die, probably because they serve to support deeply held beliefs.   William Dalrymple puts his understanding of the origins of terrorism on display for our edification.  Theodore Dalrymple then explains why William’s theory is absurd. “Mumbai atrocities highlight need for solution …

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“Food scares are exaggerated, but good copy for the media”

Mark Matthews is a Merrill Lynch strategist based in Hong Kong. Here is his analysis of the widespread reports about food riots in Asia.  The following is excerpted from “Guanxi” (23 May 2008). Food scares are exaggerated, but good copy for media We noted on our European trip a high degree of concern over rising food prices …

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