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DEF 2015 – the People and the Ideas are the Magic

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“] “We’re starting an insurgency of critical thinkers” – Darya Pilram, Red Team Instructor Last weekend was my first Defense Entrepreneurs Forum conference, DEF 2015 . I came away extremely impressed by the diverse talents and...

More Books and Bookshelf Musings

    Mussolini’s Italy:Life under the Fascist Dictatorship by by R. J. B. Bosworth  Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott Been busy writing a book review and a long and serious post, so here is something more lighthearted and tangible in the meantime. Having recently...

Grand Blog Tarkin’s Hoth Symposium

Grand Blog Tarkin is hosting a symposium on the Battle of Hoth. Sparked by WIRED magazine’s original debate begun by Spencer Ackerman, Grand blog Tarkin’s Symposium features some of the finest sci-fi war nerd speculation from keen strategic thinkers from the...