The Menso Guide to War, Conflict and World Issues

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Blog Tags:war, conflict, politics, history, religion, Israel, Middle East, Iran, terrorism

Analysis of conflicts that lead to violence, with emphasis on the Middle East and continental Asia. Understand and eliminate violent conflict on a world scale. End the big conflicts in our society that threaten our security by understanding them better.



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How do government, corporations and media steal our wealth and our freedom? How does the system we live under continue to enslave us?

I think all Americans and those who study the country should know something about what James Loewen and other historians call the nadir period of American race relations. It is incredible what kind of things were done. The era of Reconstruction after...

The war on the native

on Jul 16, 2013 in: terrorism

The nation state is a very new invention. It originated in Europe in war and conquest, as armies conquered some tribes and massacred others. It has expanded and grown and continues to do so to this day. The state was forged in war to subdue others. T...

The second (and final) edition of the Rule of Freedom: the Manifesto of the Sovereign Community has been published. The full volume is now available for free here. Though it has grown out of my other blog, it follows some of the themes of this one...

Drawing on sources from political science, history, media and the psychology of nationalism, this paper explains how the Bush administration used what Americans perceive as the virtues of their nation and its foreign policy–freedom, democracy,...

Having completed my second semester at grad school, here are two essays on the causes of the January 25 Egyptian Revolution. The first is about how the Mubarak regime came to concentrate power and wealth in the hands of a tiny elite. Egypt had been c...

Iraqi oil and global power

on Jan 7, 2012 in: oil

The oil is flowing again in Iraq. Iraq’s oil ministry hopes 4.5m barrels per day will be extracted by 2013. Even if production falls short of this goal, it will bring in considerable revenue to those who own it. Where will that money go? First, it...