Why We Fight

This paper provides evidence of the long-run effects of a permanent increase in agricultural productivity on conflict. We construct a newly digitized and geo-referenced dataset of battles in Europe, the Near East, and North Africa from 1400–1900 ce and examine variation in agricultural productivity due to the introduction of potatoes from the Americas to the… Continue reading Why We Fight

Birth

What is a woman’s life? Do not think, because she is not a man, she does not fight. The bedchamber is her tilting ground, where she shows her colours, and her theatre of war is the sealed room where she gives birth. She knows she may not come alive out of that bloody chamber. Before… Continue reading Birth

Excellence

In 2001, following the accounting scandals at Enron and other companies, a publication called CFO Magazine quietly abandoned its annual Excellence Awards, because winners from each of the previous three years had gone to prison. New Yorker

Taliban

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Plan

[Amazon] Dynamic Battle Plan Identifies Enemy Tactics and Equips Believers to Live Victoriously Jesus made it clear that the devil has come to steal, kill, and destroy. Hell is ready to unleash fury against every follower of Jesus. Yet many believers live in denial, letting the enemy steal their blessings, destroy their relationship with Jesus,… Continue reading Plan

Overton

Please look at the article on Wikipedia, from which this is lifted https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overton_window The Overton window is the range of policies politically acceptable to the mainstream population at a given time.[1] It is also known as the window of discourse. The term is named after Joseph P. Overton, who stated that an idea’s political viability… Continue reading Overton

These are the end times

A cop and a politician speaking honestly and telling truth. Be sure and click through to the complete statements. But I will also say this: that everybody knows, every honest person knows, that the laws in this country today, they’re made almost entirely by unelected bureaucrats and courts. They’re not made by this body. Why… Continue reading These are the end times

Normal

“blacks might be more likely to die from chokeholds because their arteries do not open as fast as they do in normal people” Darryl Gates, Los Angeles Chief of Police, 1982 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryl_Gates   “I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous. It’s actually an important event, an important time. But nobody had ever heard… Continue reading Normal

Quote of the Day

“I’m a father. I don’t want my son seeing that” The great Delroy Lindo to Spike Lee upon learning that he was to wear a “Make America Great Again” cap for his role in “Da 5 Bloods”. What makes an American a patriot? Spike Lee has some answers, By Jake Coyle