Book Review: A Foreign Policy for the Left

A Foreign Policy for the Left by Michael Walzer My rating: 1 of 5 stars Weak. I've been a progressive/"liberal" for most of my adult life but over the past five years have become really disgusted with the group. While I cannot stand (even believe) where the far right has gone, A) the left could …

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Welcome to the Space Force LinkedIn Outer Space Warfare Discussion Group

I received a very interesting and unique email last week regarding a LinkedIn group of which I'm a member. There are several things that make it fairly unique. For one thing, while this is not necessarily the first time, it still is very rare to receive a message of this nature via email sent specifically …

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My Years In Books: 2019

Every year, I participate in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge. At the beginning of each year, you set a goal for how many books you’ll read that year. Goodreads keeps track of your running total and then lets you know how you’ve done and what percentage of your goal you met. You can also see …

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Leaving LinkedIn. Hopefully Some New & Diverse Blog Posts Here…

I am coming to the conclusion I may finally terminate my LinkedIn account after 15 years there. There are a number of reasons and it both pains and saddens me, but I see no viable alternative. I've worked hard over 15 years to build the largest very high-quality network on the platform, and by most …

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Book Review: The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest

The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America's Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest by Walter A. McDougall My rating: 2 of 5 stars I didn't like this book. And my criticisms are probably unfair, because the author most likely accomplished what he set out to do. I think I merely misinterpreted or misunderstand the …

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Certain Comments For China-Watchers

I published a new article on LinkedIn today and some of you may find it interesting, particularly those interested in foreign relations, and most especially China. What has gotten the Chinese government so anxious, so upset about Michael Pillsbury's controversial book, The Hundred-Year Marathon,​ published several years ago, that they would publish an op-ed last …

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