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koshersalaami commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post NATIONALISTS VS IMPERIALISTS AND WHY BOTH ARE BAD FOR THE WORLD
"Except of course that the reason the shell game literally isn’t winnable is because the marble isn’t under any of the shells, it’s palmed. "
Apr 3
Ben Sen commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post US MILITARY SPENDING AND CIVILIAN GUN SALES
"My understanding, broadly disseminated since Trump passed his budget, is that the national debt is about to increase to an unprecedented level and it's due to the fact that military spending is the vast, vast majority of that expense. …"
Apr 3
Ben Sen commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post US MILITARY SPENDING AND CIVILIAN GUN SALES
"Your numbers don't coincide with others I've seen, not just at present, but at least since Viet Nam.  My understanding is that "defense" remains the nations highest expense by far.  You make too few references to your…"
Apr 3
Steel Breeze commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post US MILITARY SPENDING AND CIVILIAN GUN SALES
"R&L...one the biggest problems nowadays is that posts like this won't get any traction because it's based on facts instead of emotions...."
Apr 3
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koshersalaami commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post US MILITARY SPENDING AND CIVILIAN GUN SALES
"Hadn't thought of the NRA being related to military contractors in that way. And I didn't know about proportion of GDP shrinking."
Apr 2
alsoknownas commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Authoritarian Reversion
"I greatly appreciate your posts in general (and this one is a fine example) for making history a readable topic. "
Mar 1
koshersalaami commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Authoritarian Reversion
"I’m really not sure the United States will continue in this direction. This country has long been characterized by swinging pendulums, and I think Trump represents the far end of a swing. We’ve seen two examples of pretty big backlashes.…"
Feb 28
Dicky Neely commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Authoritarian Reversion
"Very interesting read here. I often think of Franklin's (I believe it was he) response to a lady following the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention. She asked "What kind of government did you give us?" He replied "A…"
Feb 28
Maui Surfer commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Critical Thinking
"Kosh- Amy's right. If the Clinton's didn't prove it who did or ever will? I'm still stuck firmly in between the LESSER of two evils, and man is one lesser and one a HORRIBLE MONSTROSITY."
Feb 14
Ron Powell commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Critical Thinking
""Some have no other way of communicating than by criticism." The sad thing is that those who engage in communication by criticism actually believe that they are adding or making a contribution to the discourse..."
Feb 14
koshersalaami commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Critical Thinking
"“Those lobbyists really spread some money around turning the Rethug party into a complete joke, albeit a very, very dangerous one.” If Amy reads this, she’s going to say that the same is true of the Democrats. There’s an…"
Feb 13
Maui Surfer commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Critical Thinking
"I keep an old image of the little kid me wearing my I Like Ike button on the bureau. Just reminds me of a different era, one before the Southern Strategy when you knew who was in the KKK and who was a pretender, when you believed a REAL HERO when he…"
Feb 13
koshersalaami commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Critical Thinking
"I used to have this fight a lot more on Open Salon than on Our Salon. There I dealt with people who loved to play offense but would never defend an alternative. Without a better choice, their criticism was useless, because decisions about acting are…"
Feb 13
Tom Cordle commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Critical Thinking
""I can't begin to imagine Eisenhower's stress levels on the night before the landings." On the night before, Ike composed a letter taking full responsibility/blame for the failure of the Normandy invasion. Contrast that with…"
Feb 13
Tom Cordle commented on Rob Wittmann's blog post Confucius
"Confucius say man who ignores his own experience and clings instead to the words of a philosopher demeans both."
Feb 13

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US MILITARY SPENDING AND CIVILIAN GUN SALES

Posted on April 2, 2018 at 11:30am 9 Comments

Many think high levels of US military spending will avert a great power war through deterrence. That said, high levels of military spending (where you have contracts with hundreds if not thousands of contractors, utilizing thousands of different appropriations bills and agreements, etc...) can hurt a country if a great power war breaks out. Locked-into high, per-existing industrial/manufacturing processes, and industrial mobilization, its very hard and…
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Authoritarian Reversion

Posted on February 28, 2018 at 11:19am 5 Comments

In 1992, leading national scholar Francis Fukayama wrote "The End of History and the Last Man." In it, the author claimed that capitalism and western democracy won the ideological "battle royale" of the 20th century, and was now the "last man standing" without any contenders. All the other ideologies, such as monarchical imperialism (Ottomans, Czars, Hapsburgs), fascism, Nazism, Communism had been defeated and relegated to the so-called "dustbin of history."

Other historians said that…

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Critical Thinking

Posted on February 13, 2018 at 12:07pm 7 Comments

I notice that our educational system promotes critical thinking and critical inquiry, but that this can have negative side-effects among intellectuals, professionals and the like.

People focus so much on eviscerating other people's ideas, proposals, and personalities, that they spend insufficient time praising others and their creations/contributions. 

There's always going to be drawbacks with any idea or proposal. And no policy will be perfect. And if you spend your time…

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Confucius

Posted on February 6, 2018 at 11:08am 3 Comments

I am currently reading the Analects, by Confucius, along with selected commentaries from scholars, written over the past 2,000 years.

I find Confucius to be a highly practical philosopher and many of his precepts (and the voluminous discussions and debates over these precepts) to be very useful.

One of the things Confucius discusses is the importance of individuals regulating and controlling their impulses, as well as their mouths. He said its far more important for somebody to…

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