On Power and Naming

Where to begin? With the irony of a fool admonishing me to “study the world,” when it is obvious he has never done so himself? The fact that this same fool might be unintentionally quoting a 1980s video game—Bad Dudes—in which ninjas kidnap the President? A temper tantrum against the New York Times? His tired... Continue Reading →

The Evanescence of Power

I have been thinking lately on the nature of soft power— American hard power has seen its limits since 9/11, as we have not been able to forcibly shape the world according to our whims and desires.   Soft power, however, cannot be measured objectively through the number of warships or central bank loans, but the... Continue Reading →

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