Center for Strategic Communication

Strategy at the speed of stupid

[by Lynn C. Rees] Warren Buffett claims for his master, champion investor Benjamin Graham, this observation: “In the short-run, the market is a voting machine […] but in the long-run, the market is a weighing machine.” The Graham school of investing teaches focus on...

The third greatest story ever told

[by Lynn C. Rees] Colleen McCullough is dead (props Razib Khan). It’s a sign of George Lucas’ complete incompetence as a storyteller that he found the third greatest story ever told and left it an abomination. It is a sign of McCullough’s greatness as a storyteller...

Arrow of mass

[by master-archer, Lynn C. Rees] The Strategikon, a Byzantine Roman military manual attributed to the Emperor Maurice Flavius Mauricius Tiberius, summarized Roman calvary training towards the end of the sixth century: He should be trained to shoot rapidly on foot,...

By the Eternal

January 8, 1815, 200 years ago today, the British Empire was sentenced to oblivion. As Andrew Jackson killed the infernal Bank of the United States, a frustrated Congressman, opposed to Jackson, jotted down his thoughts. The first jot was draft of a resolution...

Political science: 1787 edition

John Francis Mercer Politics is the division of power. Or so it is axiomatic for me. Politics is also a market in violence-backed assets, with tribute, resource flows captured and secured by violence (or the threat thereof) being the most prized. Most political...