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'Politics is the womb in which war develops'... Errors in politics and strategy dwarf errors in operations and tactics... Relevance for UKR... Seventeen…
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“If the value system collapses, how can the social system be sustained?” Wu Huning, adviser to Xi. A few snippets below on: Dangerous academics on…
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A few snippets below on: Culture wars Why HMT has too much power, destroys value, and should be split up The leadership contest SW1 myths on ‘the…
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Thanks for all comments on Reading List. Snippets below on: No10 farce summary Finkelstein re Tory strategy Ukraine AGI ruin Evidence on daycare…
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As long promised (sorry!), here are some books and a few papers I recommend. I’ve read at least some of (almost) all of them and (almost) all of most…
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Dan Wang on 'engineers of the soul'... GPT3, the scaling hypothesis... SW1 sex deviants... Baby P/child abuse coverups... Imminent trolley tax u-turn
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Innovation & procurement... Why Pentagon/MoD are high-friction-high-latency-low-performance?... RMA/'military-technical revolution'... Why successes get…
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Trump winning is 'modal outcome'... AI progress ('for progress there is no cure')... Fusion progress... Sex/Left losing...
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Schelling's game theory was dangerously misleading... How should we think of deterrence? ... What new capabilities should we prioritise?
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We should be encouraging a deal but our idiocracy wants the war to continue... PM's team thinks the war helps him politically... Strauss on Nietzsche...
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Western theories re Soviet 'rationality' and nuclear strategy/ deterrence were revealed post-91 to be overconfident & wrong... Few realise... The rot of…
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