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  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    What I really don't understand is why the UK has so willingly grovelled under such treatment, and gone back begging for more. Easy. Because it enables the UK (read: England) to continue to play a role, even if just a...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    What I'm talking about above is not abandoning social justice - not ever - but trying to bring a "new" oppressed class into the Liberal tent. Speaking as someone who grew up in one of the reddest parts of "Red...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Your writing is too postmodern and clever for me. I prefer to communicate in plain old English. Perspective of a long-time lurker here: I've always just read her posts as elaborate performance art. A blend of insult comedy and news...
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    All that was in the western press, though it was oh-so-carefully not linked from the front pages or publicised, so you could find it only if you had read about it in sources like Al Jazeera and Russia Today. Russia...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Reading through this thread, it's occurred to me that the reductio ad absurdum of the xenophobes' "blood and soil" ideas could serve as the basis for a dystopian satire: Event X enables xenophobes to assume control of international structure and...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Question from an American for the Brits in the house: could an underlying factor exacerbating the current xenophobia be that English ethnic identity is relatively weak? (Compared to, for example, Scottish, Irish, and French ethnic identity.) To flesh out what...
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    Mr. Stross: ...noting the presence of lots of non-British readers on this blog: I'm intrigued to know how this very British lunacy looks from the outside... FWIW, my perspective (i.e. that of an American of Midwestern extraction resident and employed...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    The prediction is that the war in those areas will only end when the population has dropped low enough to be supported by their existing water supplies during a drought. At my very rough guess, that's about half of what...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    So you propose to let the situation in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia,... fester for another few decades? Short of installing new dictators (meet the new boss, same as the old boss) or large-scale invasion and long-term occupation by Western military...
  • Commented on Bombing Syria Considered Stupid
    If you like messing with US politics, you can have fun figuring out what will happen when we finally fall apart, whenever that is. Check out the map here: http://colinwoodard.blogspot.com/2012/04/presenting-slighty-revised-american.html It's from Colin Woodard's American Nations: A History of the...
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