A Striped Armchair's review of, "The New Golden Rule'

June 12, 2013

The New Golden Rule by Amitai Etzioni was a truly fascinating read: the mix of political science, sociology, and philosophy drew me in and kept me interested throughout.

European Union Flags: Image Credits to

A Silk Purse out of a Sow's Ear

June 01, 2013

By the first part of 2013, the economic growth rates of China and India were falling sharply; the growth of the United States and Japan were anaemic; the EU was on the edge of a recession. While the Arab Awakening is often considered a call for democratization, most citizens of the nations involved are keen to command a significantly higher standard of living, which may well not be forthcoming.

Who Authorized Preparations for War With China

June 01, 2013

“Who Authorized Preparations for War With China,” Yale Journal of International Affairs, June, 2013.