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Forum: Futurists & Theorists 1 Week Ago
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flame on

World On Fire (https://www.amazon.com/World-Fire-Amy-Chua-ebook/dp/B003GFIWAQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) by Amy Chua


Less Than Human...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 2 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Backwards Observer
the machine that goes ping

Autopsy On People's War (https://www.amazon.com/Autopsy-Peoples-War-Chalmers-Johnson/dp/0520025180) by Chalmers Johnson


Discovering Scarfolk...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 4 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Backwards Observer
the dreaming city

The Nomad Of Time (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nomad-Time-Michael-Moorcock-Collection/dp/0575092696) by Michael Moorcock


Colonialism and Neocolonialism...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 05-17-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 12,356
Posted By Backwards Observer
the game of huh? and meh...

Some Principles of Maritime Strategy...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 05-10-2016
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Views: 12,356
Posted By Backwards Observer
talkin' 'bout my degeneration

On War: The Collected Columns of William S. Lind (https://www.amazon.com/War-Collected-Columns-William-2003-2009-ebook/dp/B00OY2QFAY) by William S. Lind, Foreword by Martin Van Creveld


Who Rules...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-21-2016
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Posted By Backwards Observer
listen to what the flower people say

Bill "Centurion" Moore's recommendation, Toward a New Maritime Strategy: American Naval Thinking in the Post-Cold War Era...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-15-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 12,356
Posted By Backwards Observer
shark sandwich

The Conceit of Humanitarian Intervention (http://www.amazon.com/Conceit-Humanitarian-Intervention-Rajan-Menon-ebook/dp/B01BKUKAWQ/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=) by Rajan Menon


Mission...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-06-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 12,356
Posted By Backwards Observer
smell the glove

The Sins Of Empire: Unmasking American Imperialism (http://www.amazon.com/Sins-Empire-Unmasking-American-Imperialism/dp/1514824892/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) by Jason Hirthler

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Forum: Futurists & Theorists 04-01-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 12,356
Posted By Backwards Observer
spinal tap first - puppet show last

Game Changers: Going Local to Defeat Violent Extremists (http://www.amazon.com.au/Game-Changers-Defeat-Violent-Extremists-ebook/dp/B014S8N34O) by Scott Mann


The Soul of the Marionette: A Short...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 12-02-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
go fish

How are emerging complex situations going to be effectively addressed when there seems to be an insistence that the power of the narrative is derived from its (almost uniformly binary) simplicity?
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 12-02-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
hopeless

Okay then, but it's good to know that people who can kill half a million of their neighbours can still be considered relaxed.



Yeah, I kinda doubt that.
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 12-02-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
huh?

Maybe I misunderstand, but are you referring to Indonesia where they mellowed out on Konfrontasi and relaxingly killed over half a million people in 1965?

Indonesia - Malaysia confrontation...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 12-01-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
grandmother meets egg

Hey, that's great info. My Chinese family have been living in Malaysia since our grandfather came over in the 1890's 'cos apparently he was too much of a slacker to make it in bad old China. He did...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 12-01-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
don't decapitate me abang

Here's another view of the Bersih thing mentioned above that seems to play down the Islamophobia angle, 'cos turns out it's actually only about pride. That's a relief :):



Thousands of ethnic...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 12-01-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
when the going gets tough, the tough go chopping

Incidentally, re: your link, this is what ye olde culture wars sometimes look like where talk shows have yet to catch on:)
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Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-30-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
the mountains of madness

So true about reading! I barely remember anything about any books I read, I think that makes me more informed. I'm about halfway though "History of God" and all I can recall so far is El Shaddai and...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-30-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
oh you

Please explain. I certainly wouldn't want to be mislead by someone with some kinda tenuously cobbled together narrative or self-serving crackpot agenda or whatever:)
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-25-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
if 6 was 9

The History of Hell (http://www.amazon.com/History-Hell-Alice-K-Turner/dp/015140934X/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) by Alice K. Turner


A History of God: The 4000 Year Quest of...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-18-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
oh do not ask "what is it?"

Why I Am Not A Christian (http://www.amazon.com/Christian-Essays-Religion-Related-Subjects/dp/0671203231) by Bertrand Russell


The Chinese Looking Glass...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-09-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
nanos gigantum humeris insidentes

The Voice of Asia: The Changed Outlook of the Asian World Toward the West (http://www.amazon.com/Voice-Asia-Changed-Outlook-Toward/dp/B00MU9S2FY/ref=tmm_mmp_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) by James...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 11-05-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
regrets i've had a few

Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World (http://www.amazon.com/Superpower-Three-Choices-Americas-World-ebook/dp/B00PVBCF4M/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) by Ian...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 10-29-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
out out brief candle

We Kill Because We Can (http://www.amazon.com/We-Kill-Because-Can-ebook/dp/B015D1UQX6/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) by Laurie Calhoun


This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 10-13-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
the people are revolting

Guerrilla Strategies (http://www.amazon.com/Guerrilla-Strategies-Historical-Anthology-Afghanistan/dp/0520044436) by Gerard Chaliand


Death In The Rice Fields...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 10-09-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
systemic narrative failure, cascading epistemological regression

Military Writings (http://www.amazon.com/Military-Writings-Leon-Trotsky/dp/0873480295) by Leon Trotsky


The Devil We Knew...
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 09-16-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 37,052
Posted By Backwards Observer
Smile lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate

The Tartar Steppe (http://www.amazon.com/Tartar-Steppe-Verba-Mundi-Book/dp/1567923046/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1442443018&sr=1-1&keywords=the+tartar+steppe) by Dino Buzzati


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