Firestarter

“[T]here is a noticeable increase in the amount of charcoal (a proxy for fires) in sediments in the western Pacific Ocean deep sea cores starting 12 to 7 Ma[.]” —GEOL 204 How the reed defeated the oak Is a story you don’t want to hear, If you think that we are a menace, You’ll learn […]

Irresponsibility

Biden: “They seek a return to a world where the strong impose their will through military might, corruption or criminality — while weaker neighbors fall in line.” How can you be in politics that long and not think military might has something to do with our global influence? I mean, the only country that has […]

Self-Determination as Imperial Policy

I am much concerned these days with self-determination as a bad thing in American foreign policy. By self-determination I mean the notion that we should support whatever groups wish to be free. The Kurds in Turkey. The Tibetans in China, and so on. By a very fortunate coincidence, the more we promote freedom of this […]

Progress

When other stars were reached, their civilizations were found to be in various stages of partial industrialization, at levels roughly comparable to those enjoyed on earth in the 18th century.  Further examination revealed that this had been brought about in all cases by government fiat. It was for this reason that the stars had failed […]