Solution Pachinko

Solution Pachinko

As the crisis of the Coronavirus threat tests our system, it’s useful to look at the efficacy of our last “Black Swan” crisis: the response to the events of September 11th. The look is depressing. We invaded Iraq in an effort to make them like us:...
Besieged By Our Mentees

Besieged By Our Mentees

Another war, with yet another Middle Eastern adversary, this time Iran, seems closer than ever. Iran’s response to the killing of their hybrid-war-terrorism mastermind, Qasam Soleimani, seems a calculated saving of face, but the bloodshed is unlikely to end...
The Left Goes LP

The Left Goes LP

There’s an old gag about and among libertarians – that our favorite pastime is denouncing each other over trivial differences in view or belief. Indeed, no matter how hard I stump for libertarian ideas or for policy movements in the direction of liberty,...
Cynical Draft Mongers

Cynical Draft Mongers

Let’s see. Iran engages in a of provocations in the Middle East, beyond its long-running status as a state sponsor of terrorism in places like Israel, and culminating with orchestration of an attack on the US Embassy in Iraq. The US responds by killing the...