Tag Archives: Thomas Freidman

The Process of Imperial Collapse

There’s no way to ease into this. In April 2009, but the day after April Fools’ Day and not on the day itself, in the Washington Post, Simon Johnson and James Kwak offered this: But is the United States really … Continue reading

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No Invisible Men

An interesting item from Alfred McCoy – it seems that opium farming generates fifty percent of Afghanistan’s GDP and supports twenty percent of its population. So he suggests we think about this: To understand the Afghan War, one basic point … Continue reading

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