Summary: There are many threats revealed by science. We obsess about some, such as climate change. Others we ignore, such as falling testosterone levels in men. This loss of our manliness might explain many things. America's falling crime rates? The increased frequency of women filing for divorce (why hang around with a low-T beta?). Perhaps even … Continue reading We’ve become a low testosterone America. Pussycats? More research needed, stat!
Summary: Martin van Creveld's new book asks hard questions about America's ability to defend itself as our society undergoes revolutionary changes (mostly undesired by its citizens). It's provocative reading for those who like analysts that color outside politically correct lines. “Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for war! Rouse the warriors! Let all the fighting … Continue reading Martin van Creveld explains why our armies are becoming pussycats
Summary: Martin van Creveld has published another book, perhaps his most controversial yet (however difficult to imagine). He tackles the great enigma of our wars since 9/11: how western armies -- certainly the most powerful every fielded by almost every metric -- have been unable to defeat poorly trained, poorly equipped, almost unfinanced armies of … Continue reading Martin van Creveld introduces his new radical book: “Pussycats”
Summary: In his third post about the real revolution in military affairs, the evolution of western armies into pussycats, Martin van Creveld looks for explanations in the cycles of history. Pussycats III, or the Rise and Fall of Empires By Martin van Creveld From his website, 8 October 2014 Posted with his generous permission … Continue reading Martin van Creveld: Do the cycles of history turn our armies into pussycats?
Summary: In this second post about the real revolution in military affairs, Martin van Creveld examines why men fight. Rather than the conventional political and geopolitical factors, he looks at the psychology of excellence, honor, spirituality, and PTSD. It's worth some thought as we begin the second round of our long war. See part one … Continue reading Martin van Creveld: Our armies become pussycats, part 2