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The opposition to Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood was, until last week, fragmented. The ‘revolutionaries’. Savvy, networked activists, graffiti artists, hardened leftists, football hooligans, democratic idealists, frustrated people with nothing to lose. The unifying element is a rejection of both... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Jeh Charles Johnson, General Counsel of the U.S. Defense Department, made some remarks at Oxford yesterday constituting a rare recognition of the aberrant nature of the present War on Terror. “‘War’ must be regarded as a finite, extraordinary and unnatural... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2012 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Thanks for these fascinating links. I was unaware of the Straussian appropriation of Lincoln. Are there any books of theirs you would particularly recommend for an insight into their thinking?
Seconded. I owe my awareness of a great many facets of America and the world to SST. Years of reading here has been a real education.
Barack Obama is said to have drawn much inspiration from Abraham Lincoln and his “Team of Rivals”, to be a close reader of the Doris Kearns Goodwin work by that title, itself a chief source for the Spielberg flick. And... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2012 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
There is no question about it; Assad is committed to reform. He has shaved his mustache again. There is no going back. As for politics, however, the matter is less certain. In an interview yesterday on Syrian state television, Assad... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at Sic Semper Tyrannis
Conspiracies and conspiracy theories have a long and rich history; it is only in recent decades that talk of conspiracy has provoked laughter and eye-rolling. I wrote this book as a riposte to the uninformed ‘skeptics’ whose skepticism targets only those who challenge the stories told by the powerful, giving... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at The Political Platypus
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