Monthly Archives: September 2011

Masters of the Universe?

To understand the current economic crisis (pundits in the British media call it a developing catastrophe) I’m reading a book about the previous one: William D Cohan’s House of cards: how Wall Street’s gamblers broke capitalism (Allen Lane, 2009; UK … Continue reading

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The next war

War is the Theatre of the Unexpected.  As soon as battle begins, it comes as an unpleasant surprise to discover that the enemy has some advantage that we didn’t know about till now. This is the kind of surprise that … Continue reading

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