Center for Strategic Communication

The Republic of Bloggers, SpiralChris & Pundita

[ by Charles Cameron — on music, art, and the double meanings of fruit, bread, wine ] . Still-life with Lemons, Oranges and Rose, Francisco de Zurbarán, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena ** Chris Bateman, aka SpiralChris, responded a couple of weeks ago to my own open...

Of blood and song

[ by Charles Cameron — what carves memory? blood is spilled, song carries grief and anger across centuries ] , One hundred years ago, Irish blood was spilled in the Easter Uprising of 1916, as Sinéad O’Connor & The Chieftains call us to remember in The Foggy...

Military Reform through Education

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] Don Vandergriff facilitating Adaptive Soldier/Leader exercises at Fort Benning Fred Leland at LESC Blog recently had a guest post up by Dan Grazier from the Project on Government Oversight regarding the important work Don Vandergriff...

Our ZP blog-friends on the Iran deal

[ by Charles Cameron — waiting for the other shoe to drop — or be thrown, i suppose — or if a sandal, for the sand to be shaken off it if need be ] . #Iran, a state whose rulers practice #taqiyya (lying to non-Muslims), inspecting its own nuke sites?...

Visiting with T. Greer and Lexington Green

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“]  Reading Room, University of Chicago Library Last Sunday I spent a very enjoyable afternoon meeting T. Greer of Scholar’s Stage blog and visiting with him and Lexington Green of the group blog Chicago Boyz ( where T. Greer and I both...