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Can I find any historical precedent for today’s leaders? I wonder’d much how such a man came to be intrusted with so important a business as the conduct of a great army; but, having since seen more of the great world, and the means of obtaining, and motives for giving places, my wonder is diminished.

Benjamin Franklin provides several first-hand anecdotes of Loudon’s North American days in his Autobiography, none complimentary. The following are excerpts: (Loudon) set out for New York before me; and, as the time for dispatching the packet-boats was at his disposition, … Continue reading

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Watering Holes on the Internet: Answering Reality Doug, albeit belatedly

8kun is a watering hole on the Internet. I will explain that in this post. I have been distracted by non-Internet matters for the past few days and only just now did I notice that Reality Doug left a comment … Continue reading

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Random scholarship links while we wait for real news

We all want to know the latest developments in the struggle against pizza merchants.  I have seen numerous posts of unconfirmed hearsay this weekend. I do not want to run such rumors as if they were news; RUMINT is not … Continue reading

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Influence operations elude definition

The following scholarship addresses political science applicable to current events. # Influence operations are elusive to define. The Rand Corp.’s definition is as good as any: “the collection of tactical information about an adversary as well as the dissemination of … Continue reading

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Ethnic studies: arguments regarding ethnic groups

Several Internet scholars have been assembling arguments regarding ethnic groups. Patton quotes re Jews:

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