December 2011

Edited by Dwight Hamilton, Inside Canadian Intelligence: Exposing the New Realities of Espionage and International Terrorism is an interesting read, though I would say that there are some important counterarguments to the main ideological positions adopted by the various authors. The book describes Canada’s various present and historical intelligence services, including the intelligence branch of […]

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A few times before, I have mentioned the website Stratfor. They normally provide a very ‘realist‘ take on global politics. They have interesting sources of information and arguments, and I have found them to be worth reading. Unfortunately, their entire database of past and present subscribers has been stolen by hackers and released online. If […]

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My brother Mica has released a trailer for a documentary he is making about his eleven months of travel in southeast Asia: It looks like it will be a lively and entertaining film.

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Henry Shue has written convincingly about the moral importance of the rich giving up luxuries for the sake of fighting climate change, before the poor are asked to give up necessities. As he explains it, even in an emergency you sell the jewelry before you sell the blankets. The ultimate example of luxury emissions is […]

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