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Posted by on Mar 1, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

Russia vs. Ukraine: Win the Battle, Lose the War



We need to be very careful with optimism when the stakes are so incredibly high. Overconfidence can be a dangerous thing.

Nonetheless, when Yuval Noah Harari writes something — or anything for that matter — it’s always worth reading and pondering.

Here’s the latest take from Harari:


“Less than a week into the war, it seems increasingly likely that Vladimir Putin is heading towards a historic defeat. He may win all the battles but still lose the war.”

I hope he’s right.


Yuval Noah Harari wrote two of the best books I’ve read in the last ten years: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow


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Posted by on Feb 24, 2022 in Blog, Essays, Politics, What's Left | 1 comment

Mind-Boggling American Misconceptions on the Russia-Ukraine War



We’re less than 24-hours into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and already the level of mass ignorance on this subject has reached epidemic proportions.

So typical, especially of many Americans who apparently have never cracked open a history book, or come within thousands of miles of Eastern Europe, or ever heard of the longstanding acrimony between these two nations/peoples, or ever talked to a real Russian or a Ukrainian, here’s an important lesson:

*Getting your talking points from Facebook memes and useful idiot commentators on FOX amounts to a willful disregard of facts.*

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