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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

Mark Collins – Afghanistan “Worth It”–Don’t Lose it

3 Oct

And keep in mind the truly nefarious role of miscreant Pakistan–excerpts from a major NY Times article, by a reporter with great Afghan experience, that is a clear message to the next America…

Source: Mark Collins – Afghanistan “Worth It”–Don’t Lose it

Mark Collins – How Pakistanis Remember Partition of India and Events Leading Thereto

30 Sep

Further to this post from 2012, India and Pakistan: “Why Partition?” … (the Pakistanis have a long historical basis for some of their paranoia)… excerpts from a May 2015 article: Why Is…

Source: Mark Collins – How Pakistanis Remember Partition of India and Events Leading Thereto

Mark Collins – Let’s Not Be Beastly to an Afghan-Canadian Cabinet Minister

27 Sep

A retired senior Canadian diplomat makes a heart-felt case: Monsef’s place of birth shouldn’t have ‘serious consequences’ Ferry de Kerckhove is a Former high commissioner of Canada to Pakistan [now…

Source: Mark Collins – Let’s Not Be Beastly to an Afghan-Canadian Cabinet Minister

Mark Collins – “Der Untergang des Abendlandes”, US Education Section

26 Sep

I suspect matters are not much better, if at all, in the Canada that is supposedly back–a tweet: AKA The Decline of the West. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canad…

Source: Mark Collins – “Der Untergang des Abendlandes”, US Education Section

Mark Collins – Islam, Jihads, Caliphates and End Times

22 Sep

Excerpts from a review article at the Times Literary Supplement: Wars of Religion THOMAS SMALL [more here] This piece forms part of a TLS Special Feature, our primer on the complex politics and rel…

Source: Mark Collins – Islam, Jihads, Caliphates and End Times

Mark Collins – Michael Ignatieff on Liberal (small “l”) Dreams and Central European Realities

19 Sep

Some honest realism from a failed Canadian politician still hard at trying to make a positive difference: Michael Ignatieff’s journey from politician to academic freedom fighter Michael Ignatieff […

Source: Mark Collins – Michael Ignatieff on Liberal (small “l”) Dreams and Central European Realities