Monthly Archives: July 2012

Thomas P. M. Barnett on U.S and China

I have been a fan of Barnett’s geopolitical insights since I saw his TED talk. I just came across something he offered in a Q & A forum over on Wikistrat, and was encouraged by the following A to a … Continue reading

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Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle

One of my summer projects has been to read Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle. It’s a three-volume set which includes eight separate novels he wrote and then combined. I’m a touch intimidated by even trying to summarize, but here goes. The … Continue reading

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Soto, “Looking around, Believing”

Re-posted, from 3quarksdaily:   Looking Around, Believing How strange that we can begin at any time. With two feet we get down the street. With a hand we undo the rose. With an eye we lift up the peach tree … Continue reading

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