A few days ago, I wrote my response on the United Airlines issue.I thought it was an appropriate answer, even though scores of people think otherwise. The oddest comment I received was that I simply wasn’t outraged enough and should revise the answer because I was too nice.
Syria is a country in the heart of a lot of other very important countries in a region that history has traditionally hated, but which history can never ignore.
To the North is Turkey and Russia, which are key powers that will be far more important as the years go by. To the East, Iraq and Iran, along with a dead zone of jihadi fundamentalism growing and s...(more)
This was supposedly an essay question, but whatever, it looked like an interesting thought experiment for me to get some stuff off my chest.
Actually, the presence of air is to blame for every conflict in the world. In places which have historically been deprived of oxygen, we have had literally no violent deaths. Even in places that are usually devoid of breathable air, when an artificial atmosphere is created, such as a nuclear submarine, the environment becomes dramatically more prone to co...(more)