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After Israel’s election, the country is on a dangerous political path
April 10, 2019 | The Globe and Mail | by ERNA PARIS.

Erna Paris is the author of The Garden and the Gun: A Journey Inside Israel

In her final work, The March of Folly, the late historian Barbara Tuchman defined her subject as “the pursuit of policy contrary to public interest.” Her criteria for folly were threefold: An alternative course of action was available; the actions were endorsed by a group, not just by a particular leader; and the actions were perceived as counterproductive in their own time.

Among Ms. Tuchman’s far-ranging examples were the Trojan Horse and the American war in Vietnam. Were she alive today, she might have included the increasingly dangerous trajectory of Israeli politics.
Barbara_Tuchman  books  Israel  Israeli  politics  fallacies_follies  ethno­nationalism 
april 2019 by jerryking
When the President Is Ignorant of His Own Ignorance - The New York Times
Thomas B. Edsall MARCH 30, 2017

How prepared is our president for the next great foreign, economic or terrorist crisis?

After a little more than two months in office, President Trump has raised doubts about his ability to deal with what the former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously described as the “known unknowns” and the “unknown unknowns.”

“President Trump seems to have no awareness whatsoever of what he does and does not know,” Steven Nadler, a professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, wrote me. “He is ignorant of his own ignorance.”[JCK: The Dunning–Kruger Effect - On Being Ignorant of One's Own Ignorance]

During his first 63 days in office, Trump made 317 “false or misleading claims,” according to The Washington Post.
crisis  Donald_Rumsfeld  Donald_Trump  Dunning-Kruger_effect  ethno­nationalism  ignorance  immaturity  lying  SecDef  self-awareness  self-discipline  unknowns  U.S.foreign_policy 
march 2017 by jerryking
What kind of nation is a first nation? We need to decide
Doug Saunders

The Globe and Mail (includes correction)

Published Saturday, Jan. 12 2013,

Whatever form it takes, an indigenous nation will generally be what is known as a rentier state: its degree of independence hinges on the extent to which it can extract natural-resource and property rents from its land, as well as grants from outside. So environmentalists who have joined this movement in hopes that sovereign native bands will be better ecological stewards than Ottawa may be disappointed: The most independent and successful post-Indian Act nations could well resemble other post-colonial states with natural resources. The Inuit of Greenland, for example, have concluded that their independence from Denmark can best be achieved through aggressive deep-sea oil drilling.
Doug_Saunders  aboriginals  national_identity  resource_extraction  natives  disappointment  natural_resources  rent-seeking  Greenland  ethno­nationalism 
january 2013 by jerryking
Geography Strikes Back -
September 7, 2012 | WSJ | Robert D. Kaplan.
To understand today's global conflicts, forget economics and technology and take a hard look at a map, writes
Robert_Kaplan  geopolitics  geography  mapping  maritime  ethno­nationalism 
september 2012 by jerryking
Why did he call for Israel's obliteration?
November 4, 2005 | Globe & Mail Page A17 | By NADER HASHEMI. The answer to the Iranian President's vitriolic remarks lies in the enduring legacy of European colonialism.
Iran  Israel  Ahmadinejad  anti-Semitism  ethno­nationalism 
may 2012 by jerryking - New faces, new customers
Jan. 26, 2009 G&M article by Deirdre Kelly featuring Bayer Canada and Sun Life.
recruiting  UFSC  human_resources  diversity  ethno­nationalism 
january 2009 by jerryking

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