Category Archives: strategy

THE OBAMIZATION OF EASTERN EUROPE?


Back in 2008, I had penned the rant that I reproduce below. But I was too modest in my scope then, restricting myself as I did to Eastern Europe. The world is getting obamized, as Victor Davis Hanson ably demonstrates … Continue reading

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VONNEGUT ON TOTALITARIANISM


On rereading some old Vonnegut writings, in this case Mother Night, I came across a fascinating definition of the totalitarian mind.  He writes thus: I have never seen a more sublime demonstration of the totalitarian mind, a mind which might … Continue reading

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McGOVERN’S 20-20 HINDSIGHT


George McGovern, the one-time Senator and Presidential candidate, wrote an interesting article in the Inc. business magazine.  He titled it What I Know Now: Nibbled to Death, and he describes the woes he experienced when starting and running a business.  … Continue reading

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LIBYAN TROUBLES


Of interest is today’s report that one of Gadhafi’s sons, Khamis, had died of injuries after a dissident pilot had reportedly crashed his aircraft into Tripoli‘s Bab al Aziziya barracks on Saturday.  The Czech news site Týden, which received this … Continue reading

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BRILLIANT PRONOUNCEMENTS


In 1940, the French General Gamelin had reportedly opined, during the phoney war with Germany, that “whoever comes of of his snail’s shell…will be crushed.” Just a year before, in January 1939, the French Socialist Prime Minister Léon Blum, who … Continue reading

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RUSSIAN THOUGHTS ON STRATEGY


Here’s an interesting insight about Russia and the recent antiballistic “missile crisis” by Karel Schwarzenberg, the Czech ex-Foreign Minister, from a May 22, 2009 article called Russia still thinks that it can tell us what we can and can’t do. … Continue reading

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THE OBAMIZATION OF EASTERN EUROPE?


In Munich in 1938, the western powers decided to abandon the democratic and well-armed Czechoslovakia to National Socialist Germany even though honoring their military commitments would very likely have caused the fall of Hitler. What followed is, as they say, … Continue reading

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