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Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-10-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,576
Posted By Backwards Observer
the king in yellow

Yellow Peril: An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear (http://www.amazon.com/Yellow-Peril-Archive-Anti-Asian-Fear/dp/1781681236) by John Kuo Wei Tchen, Dylan Yeats.

review...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-01-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,576
Posted By Backwards Observer
spat

Never mind, Carl, 'ol buddy; I looked it up.

http://s2.thisnext.com/media/largest_dimension/70716FC0.jpg

In conclusion, here's a lovely song:

Kojo No Tsuki...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-01-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,576
Posted By Backwards Observer
I completely agree with everything you said....

I completely agree with everything you said. What's a spat?
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-01-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,576
Posted By Backwards Observer
Please explain it to me.

Please explain it to me.
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 03-01-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,576
Posted By Backwards Observer
kami chameleon

Article loosely related to Zen at War review above.

Was Japan An Aggressor Nation? (http://www.apa.co.jp/book_report/images/2008jyusyou_saiyuusyu_english.pdf) by Tamogami Toshio



I didn't...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 02-28-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,576
Posted By Backwards Observer
divine windbags

Zen at War (http://www.amazon.com/Zen-at-War-2nd-Edition/dp/0742539261) by Brian Daizen Victoria.

review (http://www.thezensite.com/ZenBookReviews/ZenAtWar_Loy.htm) - the zensite

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Forum: Futurists & Theorists 02-10-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,576
Posted By Backwards Observer
Thumbs up that goes double for me (whatever it is)

Hi Robert!

Regrettably, I didn't have time to read your entire comment, but I completely agree with everything you said; more people should learn to think for themselves! Especially the quote from...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 02-06-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,576
Posted By Backwards Observer
two for flinching

Telling It Straight (http://www.amazon.com/Telling-Straight-Marina-Mahathir/dp/9814385298/ref=la_B001JOE0OI_1_1_title_0_main?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391681837&sr=1-1) by Marina Mahathir

interview...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 01-27-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,576
Posted By Backwards Observer
this is this

The Whole Heart of Tao (http://www.amazon.com/The-Whole-Heart-Tao/dp/1575872471) by John Bright Fey



Victory in Vietnam: The Official History of the People's Army of Vietnam, 1954-1975...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 01-04-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 6,576
Posted By Backwards Observer
that's entertainment

Van Halen: Exuberant California Zen Rock 'N' Roll (http://www.amazon.com/Van-Halen-Exuberant-California-Rocknroll/dp/1861899165) by John Scanlan

review...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-15-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 148,222
Posted By Backwards Observer
the quality of mercy

Battling to the End: Conversations with Benoit Chantre (Studies in Violence, Mimesis, & Culture). A discussion of Clausewitz by the anthropological philosopher, Rene Girard. Interesting if you like...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 06-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,736
Posted By Backwards Observer
I'll let you answer this yourself chief. ...

I'll let you answer this yourself chief.



Your goose should've been cooked back when you tried to pin being a "China Champion and apologist" on Robert C. Jones and then went on to trash talk...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 06-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,736
Posted By Backwards Observer
Yeah, well...rotsa ruck with the rebalancing to...

Yeah, well...rotsa ruck with the rebalancing to the uh, "Indo-Pacific". From what I can see of the current level of regional fingerspitzengefuhl you're going to need it. I could be wrong. Sure hope...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 06-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,736
Posted By Backwards Observer
Since most people here seem pretty comfortable...

Since most people here seem pretty comfortable with Ray's bull#### appeals to anti-Chinese bigotry, reckon this'll be my last post here. As a corollary, I also suggest a collective pulling of heads...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 06-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,736
Posted By Backwards Observer
Non-bizarre delusions as strategic deception...

Non-bizarre delusions as strategic deception (http://anthro.vancouver.wsu.edu/media/PDF/Delusions_revised_Aug_2007.pdf) - Edward H. Hagen - Department of Anthropology Washington State University,...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 06-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,736
Posted By Backwards Observer
Oh wait, the author was writing about Indophobia....

Oh wait, the author was writing about Indophobia. Bummer.

Indophobia - The Real Elephant In The Living Room (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vamsee-juluri/indophobia-the-real-eleph_b_415237.html) -...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 06-18-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,736
Posted By Backwards Observer
Bummer. The International Jew...

Bummer.



The International Jew (http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/anti-semitism/ford.html) - jewishvirtuallibrary.org
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 06-13-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 148,222
Posted By Backwards Observer
? and ? = ???

Advice and Support: The Early Years of the U.S. Army in Vietnam 1941-1960 by Ronald H. Spector.



Advice and Support: The Early Years of the U.S. Army in Vietnam 1941-1960...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-11-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3,902
Posted By Backwards Observer
eastern premises

A couple of recent samurai films from Japan.

13 Assassins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13_Assassins) - wikipedia

13 Assassins Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgPC74-Tde8) - youtube
...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-08-2013
Replies: 82
Views: 148,222
Posted By Backwards Observer
mad dogs and englishmen

You don't have to go out in the midday sun to appreciate the full-contact gentility of old-school British entrepreneurship.




The Mission to Siam, and Hue the capital of Cochin China, in the...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 03-25-2013
Replies: 73
Views: 10,805
Posted By Backwards Observer
foreign mud(dle)

As charming as it is to be treated once again to an article tossing down the “Indo-Pacific” concept like a rattle from a think tank high-chair, the colicky deployment of fabulist buzzwords is neither...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 03-18-2013
Replies: 729
Views: 88,247
Posted By Backwards Observer
fishers of men

Japan could tender a significant diplomatic coup in the restive region by gifting the Diaoyutai/Senkaku islands to Taiwan, pending a pledge by the PRC to (solemnly) recognise sole Taiwanese...
Forum: Asia-Pacific 03-18-2013
Replies: 729
Views: 88,247
Posted By Backwards Observer
all the noose that's fit to print

Well then, enjoy.:)
Forum: Asia-Pacific 03-13-2013
Replies: 729
Views: 88,247
Posted By Backwards Observer
Lightbulb Speaking of interests. Notes On...

Speaking of interests.





Notes On Nationalism by George Orwell (http://orwell.ru/library/essays/nationalism/english/e_nat)

A vision of the future... (fiction)...
Forum: RFIs & Members' Projects 03-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 2,228
Posted By Backwards Observer
'clausewitz guy' speaks

'nuff said, I guess.:)

The Art of Strategy by R.L. Wing (http://www.amazon.com/Art-Strategy-Translation-Tzus-Classic/dp/0385237847) - amazon
...



Art of Strategy by RL Wing - Review...
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