The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Will Go On Until It Can’t (Or: When Proxy Wars Lose Their Value, They End)

You could wake up in 1950, 1960, 1970, or 1980 and read more or less similar headlines.  Arab forces, outmatched but full of dumb, brave young men, launch attacks on Israel.  Israel kills a whole bunch of people in return, not particularly worried about who so long as the attacks stop.  Everything goes quiet for … Continue reading The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Will Go On Until It Can’t (Or: When Proxy Wars Lose Their Value, They End)

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What’s an ideal state? Well, New Zealand has some answers

On my visit here to New Zealand, it's been pretty clear this is a lovely place. Forget the mountains, snow, and scenery, which many terribly run states have (such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Ethiopia). Rather, it's how easy it is to manage this state. If you die and come back as a Leader, choose a … Continue reading What’s an ideal state? Well, New Zealand has some answers