Dereliction of data

He’s just taken two wounded and one dead. All he has to report is one confirmed, one probable. This won’t look good. Bad ratio. He knows all sorts of bullets were flying all over the place. It was a point-to-point contact, so no ambush, so the stinkin’ thinin’ goes round and round, so the probable …

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Of Irish Alamos, UN interventions and imperialistic aestethics

On a lazy Saturday evening, I happened to watch on Netflix a 2016 war movie, The Siege of Jadotville. The movie focus on a true episode of the UN intervention in Congo in 1961, when a company of Irish soldiers managed to successfully defend for six days their outpost, with no causality, against the attack …

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The end of the Bronze Age, complexity theory and international aid.

I have recently read 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed, by Eric Cline. I am totally ignorant about ancient history, and perhaps because of this it made for a fascinating, if mildly disturbing, reading (as I guess any account of a civilization collapse would be). Cline, professor of ancient history and archaeology at George Washington …

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