In 1989 Francis Fukayama declared that we had reached “The End of History.” Democracy as a form of government would, in fact, be the end of the evolution of human interaction. The West had triumphed and that the rest was ‘just a chase scene,’ to borrow a phrase from Neal Stephenson’s brilliant dystopian novel “Snow … Continue reading The End of “The End of History” – U.S. Mid-East Policy’s Fork in the Road
For most of the Segwit 2x debate I was on the sidelines, frankly. I didn’t really care what was happening because I didn’t truly understand the politics of the situation. And I freely admit that. In recent days, however, it became clear to me that Segwit 2x was nothing more than an attempt to centralize … Continue reading Segwit 2x Called Off – The Power of Self-Governance
In all of my discussions of geopolitics, whenever someone begins to bring up Iran as a bunch of savages, parroting the neocon talking point, I remind them that they are Persians. And the Persians invented chess. Lumping Iran in with the dregs of the Arab world – ISIS, al-Qaeda, etc. – is not only ignorant … Continue reading Will Trump Ever Learn to Not Play Chess Against Persians
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