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Mark Collins – Boden wenn nicht Blut: Horrible Heidegger, Nazism and Now

24 Oct

Martin Heidegger (more here) truly was a nasty piece of work–with nasty foretastes for today? At the London Review of Books: Great Again Malcolm Bull Ponderings II-VI: Black Notebooks, 1931-3…

Source: Mark Collins – Boden wenn nicht Blut: Horrible Heidegger, Nazism and Now

Mark Collins – Der Untergang des Abendlandes, Putin and “transgender bathroom rights” Section

21 Oct

At the end of an opinion piece at the Wall St. Journal: The Vladimir Putin Test The strongman’s appeal reveals a lot about today’s liberal democracies… Under President Obama, Angela Merkel, F…

Source: Mark Collins – Der Untergang des Abendlandes, Putin and “transgender bathroom rights” Section

Mark Collins – How the US Army Went Wrong in Afghanistan

19 Oct

One simple thing: a personnel promotion system for officers that undermined effectiveness locally. Is the Canadian Army any different? Excerpts from a must-read post by a retired US Army officer at…

Source: Mark Collins – How the US Army Went Wrong in Afghanistan

Mark Collins – Peak Growth: Great Economic Upsides in US and Western Europe–Once(ish) and Done?

18 Oct

The precursor to the considerations below was the original British Industrial Revolution. Two pieces on unique historical times of Peak Growth; how might that ever return? 1) Why Growth Will Fall T…

Source: Mark Collins – Peak Growth: Great Economic Upsides in US and Western Europe–Once(ish) and Done?

Mark Collins – The World Needs More Canada, Suez Section Part 2

17 Oct

Further to this post, The World Needs More Canada, Suez Section Not in this article by Andrew Bacevich in the London Review of Books on Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis: Suez and the…

Source: Mark Collins – The World Needs More Canada, Suez Section Part 2

Mark Collins – US Intelligence and the Insider Threat

15 Oct

An earlier little-noted case is discussed–not enough lessons learned (Canadian angle at end): The Spy We Forgot Over the past six years, the United States intelligence community has taken two…

Source: Mark Collins – US Intelligence and the Insider Threat

Mark Collins – History Counter-Factual: No 1917 Lenin Train Ride, No WW II

7 Oct

Further to this post, Wilson, World War I and Counter-Factuals: No Third Reich, No Soviet Union but… It’s clear, with a century of hindsight, what a Europe without Wilson and his Fourteen Points wo…

Source: Mark Collins – History Counter-Factual: No 1917 Lenin Train Ride, No WW II