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The moral injuries of the USA military

Three years later, a broadside called Self-Destruction: The Disintegration and Decay of the United States Army During the Vietnam Era, by a military officer writing under the pen name Cincinnatus (later revealed to be a lieutenant colonel serving in the … Continue reading

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Gabriel Rockhill explains how the CIA studied French intellectuals

It is often presumed that intellectuals have little or no political power. Perched in a privileged ivory tower, disconnected from the real world, embroiled in meaningless academic debates over specialized minutia, or floating in the abstruse clouds of high-minded theory, … Continue reading

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Kings are not always fun

Regarding a Comment at Social Matter Posted on December 14, 2016 by tteclod Nick Steves responded to a question in the comment section of an essay posted at Social Matter. The Reactionary doesn’t recognize the existence of universal rights. In principle, … Continue reading

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above your tombs, the stars will belong to tardigrades: DDoS, the Spanish Empire, and two ways to lose

This post is going to argue for a very simple claim: humans will never discover the purpose of being human as material survival or as material conquest. And after the argument will be an epilogue. Along the way to that … Continue reading

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Check the 20th century thinker tab for the origins of state coercion

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