S. M. Stirling, using the method of good “hard” science fiction, instructed his readers in the use and value of plate mail in several books. Apenwarr: Systems design explains the world: volume 1 A stellar exposition of systems design in the context of programming. With Both Hands: The Cold Equations
Convergence [Amazon link] is a great title for the thirteenth entry in the main series of Galaxy’s Edge, as I feel like all the pieces are starting to come together in a most satisfying fashion. As the Galaxy’s Edge series has been written by veterans for veterans, the
Wow, it has been a long time since I did a LinkFest, so here is one delayed 7 weeks. 48 Hours on the Dark Side of Vegas This reminds me of the hidden desperation in Tim Power's Last Call. Is the U.S. behind Fethullah Gulen? Not as newsworthy as
As described, Michael Lind's book seems a little crazy, but it might just be crazy like a fox. As sober historiography, there is little to recommend the conceit that there have been three American Republics, in the French style, much less that the descriptions provided really described the periods all
John Reilly mentions Gen. Wesley Clark in passing here. Clark has dropped out of the public eye, but it is probably worth remembering that Clark probably helped bring about one of the great, but unheralded successes of the United States in the Balkans in the 1990s, Operation Storm. Others were
Ten Theses on Immigration Ross Douthat doing yeoman's work to point out that mass immigration has costs too. Deep State of the Union Another article by Steve Sailer on the Deep State.
Unlike the secretive NSA, sometimes it seems that everyone who retires from the CIA gets a book deal along with their pension. This book review is now nineteen years old, but it seems pertinent to understanding how the Deep State works. The Deep State might seem like a re-tread of