Rethinking “Sin City”

What’s in a name? Sometimes, not much. Members of the band Mustard Plug likely didn’t put more than 20 minutes and six beers into the naming of their horn-heavy coterie. Sometimes, though, the names we assign things are extremely indicative of our cultural leanings and moral alignment. Consider the “War of Northern Aggression”, the south’s […]

Book Review: How Wars End

How Wars End: Why We Always Fight The Last Battle-Gideon Rose (Simon and Schuster, 2010) America has never lost a major military conflict in its centuries-long existence. We have always performed quite well in the kinetic, or coercive, aspect of war. It’s the endgame, author and Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose notes, that seems to […]