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The Empire of the Mind, Part 1

March 1, 2011 by


It is an ancient and well-established tradition that the dominant power or powers of a particular epoch will seek to display their primacy by constructing an empire. This is not to say that every empire is purely a vanity project, although all empires have very powerful currents of national pride, and indeed vanity, although such […]

US Ambassador Despises Switzerland — BERN 000612

January 21, 2011 by


For the original cable, please go here. This will be a long one, folks. It’s the complete cable, sans header, with my comments inserted within the cable’s text. I corrected those punctuation and grammar mistakes which I discovered in the course of my reading, but for the most part I did not try to make […]