Tag Archives: Ideas & Proposals

From Belletrist to Blogger: What progress, and the internet, has done to public intellectualism

I wrote this essay on my personal blog, but when it was retweeted by Adam Elkus, our old friend of Rethinking Security, I thought maybe the (remnant) audience here might appreciate it, or have some feedback. → From Belletrist to … Continue reading

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Facebook for COIN

I was thinking about a reverse Facebook, an unFacebook . The key difference is that this is not a social network that is populated by willing participants, but populated with people by information gatherers. For example, I meet you, and … Continue reading

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Security theory from an evolutionary perspective

The human mind has increased in sophistication by evolving to the demands of survival over tens of thousands of years. Yet the big brains we have now retain many of the elements and processes of our pre-neolithic ancestors. Examples include … Continue reading

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Idea: The Dictionary of Modern Ideas

Last summer I had an idea for a book: a compendium of popular words or phrases used in the media that encapsulate complex concepts not well understood. In other words, a digest of intellectual slang. Success in today’s marketplace of … Continue reading

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Time to think

I get my best thinking done while taking a shower. There is just something about the calming white noise of the water falling, obscuring my hearing and vision, that allows me to retreat into my thoughts undistracted. Unfortunately this state … Continue reading

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