Gingerbread Men

The restructuring militarization would initially mimic the mass culture of demilitarized civilization – with its ballot booths and its symbols of diversity, its social hypocrisies and political deceptions – as competently as it once simulated the aristocratic culture of old Russia. Then it would foment a Thirty Years War of a thousand local Vietnams, a pseudo-religious, pseudo-racial, pseudo-political, fragmentation to which a centralized power able to bring about global peace would be the progressive answer. 
-Andrei Navrozov, The Gingerbread Race [p. 339]

People are asking about Russia’s military move into Syria. They want to know more about the Russian-Iranian military headquarters being set up in Baghdad. They wonder whether the Russian annexation of Crimea last year had something to do with all this. Rather than attempting to answer these urgent questions, I think it’s best to consider what was written long ago by a writer named Andrei Navrozov. Continue reading

Afghanistan—Guess Who’s Not Leaving?

Much publicity is being given to the drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. As to the strength of commitment to and the true nature of the drawdown, we shall have to wait to see what U.S. plan will emerge in the wake of the recent U.S. presidential elections.

Enter Germany. Continue reading