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A Case Study in Humankind’s Violent Struggle for Power

Yet another guest post by occasional ComingAnarchy.com contributor Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace. Institutions constantly battle for power. These battles can also bring out the worst in the people involved, and led the institutions to compromise their most core values in … Continue reading

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The Reverend Thomas Malthus on population and education

Yet another post by occasional guest contributor on topics of theology and history, Alfred Russel Wallace. The western world played a central role in developing today’s modern political and philosophical scholarship from the 17th through 19th centuries. Many of these … Continue reading

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Bordering Kyrgyzstan

[A Ferghana Valley dispatch from serial guest-blogger Dorzhiev. — YH] Driving through the Tajik portion of the Ferghana Valley at dusk our taxi comes to halt. The man riding shotgun hops out to orient himself towards Mecca and perform his … Continue reading

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National Security Briefing in a Patrick Buchanan/Ron Paul administration

[Serial guest-blogger Dorzhiev tries his hand at satire. — YH] The year is 2012. Against all odds a Pat Buchanan/Ron Paul administration has taken control of the White House. Unhappy with the adventurism of past administrations President Buchanan drafts an … Continue reading

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Great Game Round Up, Who’s Hot Who’s Not

[Another letter from Central Asia from serial guest-blogger Dorzhiev. — YH] Russia — Uzbekistan continues to snub Russia in a bid to strengthen its regional dominance (see below). After Kyrgyzstan decided to extend the U.S. lease in Manas airbase, Russia … Continue reading

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Eye of a Potential Storm

[Fabled to be founded by Alexander the Great, the Tajik city of Khojand is a mishmash of Soviet and Islamic ideas. Dorzhiev reports from the front. (See his earlier post here) – YH] Could the clash of civilizations be resolved … Continue reading

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You don’t need cotton to make cotton candy

[And now a travel dispatch from the front lines of the Fergana Valley from guest blogger code-name: Dorzhiev (seems suspicious) - YH] Chugging up the Syr Daryo at night we look ahead to see swirls of smoke dancing amidst beams … Continue reading

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Contemplating Georgia, Part 3: Mongolia

Guest post by regular commenter and reader Aceface, who has extensive professional and personal experience in Mongolia. Georgia and Mongolia have many similarities, especially in the context of US foreign relations. Both are former communist states. Both were dominated by … Continue reading

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FARC’s last stand?

Guest post by Chief Wiggum. The San Francisco Chronicle has an article that indicates that the Colombian Marxist group FARC is on its last legs: Colombia’s efforts have rebels ‘falling apart’ Residents of this picturesque hill town set amid poultry … Continue reading

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St. Pontius Pilate

Yet another guest post from Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace. Plenty of documentation exists to support the existence of Pontius Pilate, a certain Roman governor of Judea. He is mentioned in all four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles and in … Continue reading

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