Center for Strategic Communication

Quick airport security ouroboros, sad

[ by Charles Cameron — here’s an example of recursion as farce, closing in on tragedy ] . This: The last kid who searched me, a young Muslim boy with an immaculate line-beard and goatee, was particularly apologetic. “Sorry bro. If it makes you feel any better, they...

Review: The Rule of the Clan

[by Mark Safranski / “zen“] Rule of the Clan by Mark Weiner I often review good books. Sometimes I review great ones. The Rule of the Clan: What an Ancient Form of Social Organization Reveals about the Future of Individual Freedom  by Mark S. Weiner gets the highest...

The President’s Speech

[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“]           President Obama addressed the nation in the wake of the ISIS-inspired terrorism San Bernardino that killed 14 people. You can read a transcript of his speech here. A few quick comments: It is a positive, albeit small, step...

Australian Defense Force responds to Climate Change

On 28 October 2015, the Australian Climate Security Panel at the Australian Defense Force Academy discussed the security threats of climate change. Australian Defense Forces are increasingly working with the U.S. and U.K militaries on this issue. In the panel, Will...