Wednesday, 5 October 2022 — Big Serge Thoughts
Putin and Clausewitz
Carl von Clausewitz
With the sole possible exception of the great Sun Tzu and his “Art of War”, no military theorist has had such an enduring philosophical impact as the Prussian General Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz. A participant in the Napoleonic Wars, Clausewitz in his later years dedicated himself to the work that would become his iconic achievement – a dense tome titled simply “Vom Kriege” – On War. The book is a meditation on both military strategy and the socio-political phenomenon of war, which is heavily laced with philosophical rumination. Though On War has had an enduring and indelible impact on the study of military arts, the book itself is at times a rather difficult thing to read – a fact that stems from the great tragedy that Clausewitz was never actually able to finish it. He died in 1831 at the age of only 51 with his manuscript in an unedited disorder; and it fell upon his wife to attempt to organize and publish his papers.
Wednesday, 5 October 2022 — Indian Punchline
Russian Duma ratified the accession of four Ukrainian territories into the Federation, Moscow, October 3, 2022
[This is an abridged version of my column featured by The Cradle, published from Beirut, which can be seen here.]
Russian Duma’s ratification of the annexation of four regions of Ukraine (Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as the Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions) and the adoption of the relevant laws thereof creates a new dynamic and will take time to create a new balance of forces on the ground.
Wednesday, 5 October, 2022 — Black Agenda Report
Congressional Black Caucus Continues Its Downward Spiral
The Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference returned with corporate sponsorships and obedience to the democratic party oligarchy. Joe Biden received a warm welcome from a group which lives off a now undeserved reputation.
ESSAY: A Case of Mistaken Identity: Antihaitianismo in Dominican Culture, Ernesto Sagás, 1993
Editors, The Black Agenda Review
On the history and origins of anti-Haitian sentiment in the Dominican Republic.
Wednesday, 5 October 2022 — Moon of Alabama
‘Western’ media continue to denazify Ukraine by pretending that the Nazi formations in that country, which they had long decried, are now a harmless collection of celebrities.
One could follow those changes along various pieces in the New York Times: