Mackindergarten Lesson

Mackindergarten Lesson

The Heartland plus population plus production plus sea power: that’s the end of the “Columbian Age”. In 1904, the British geographer, Halford Mackinder, read a paper named “The Geographical Pivot of History” at the Royal Geographical Society. In the paper he advanced a hypothesis on the influence of geographic reality on world power relationships. This…

‘Magical Thinking’ has Always Guided the US Role in Afghanistan

‘Magical Thinking’ has Always Guided the US Role in Afghanistan

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – The Queen of Hearts from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland The best way for us to understand Afghanistan is to look at the record of American involvement going back four decades and to look at the record requires a reexamination of…

The Emergence of the Technetronic Society of Humankind

The Emergence of the Technetronic Society of Humankind

The world community is being transformed. The current pandemic is only another phase of a metamorphosis set in motion decades ago. The intersection of our physical and digital lives is the battleground, where the last hopes of freedom are being bludgeoned to death. Few can see this because most people are already casualties the old…

Empire by Terror, Afghanistan to Syria: Brzezinksi’s al Qaeda Doctrine

Empire by Terror, Afghanistan to Syria: Brzezinksi’s al Qaeda Doctrine

Brzezinski’s al Qaeda Doctrine as defined by the US Department of Defense’s Dictionary of Military Terms: ” Brzezinski’s al Qaeda Doctrine is the calculated use of violence or threat of violence by proxy to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious,…