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These Disunited, War-Ravaged States

November 20, 2011 by

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Just recently I went on a day-trip to Yakima, Washington. I highly recommend not moving there, for any reason. If you already live there, dear Reader, you have my sympathies. The city looks like it had been carpet bombed. Only one real city street was left, filled with very sad and poor people and looked […]

“This Fucking War”

July 14, 2011 by

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A few days ago I was having coffee with a friend, and she told me about one of her friends who just lost a son in Afghanistan. “This fucking war… I don’t know why we’re even there,” she said sotto voce. “It’s not like we’re going to change their culture,” she added. It’s not like […]

State of War: The Nightmare of Thomas Hobbes

April 17, 2011 by

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State of War: The Nightmare of Thomas Hobbes Although he never used the term, Thomas Hobbes is credited with describing the concept now called the State of War, in his immortal Leviathan of 1651. In the original spellings, the source paragraphs are as follows: “There Is Alwayes Warre Of Every One Against Every One Hereby […]