• Joseph Nye's erotic ficton

    April 27, 2007

    I often tell my students that Joseph Nye, a big name in the field of International Relations and a former Deputy Under-Secretary of State and Assistant Secretary of Defence, has written erotic fiction. They often don’t appear to believe me, but it is true. Here is an excerpt from his raunchy book, The Power Game, […]

  • The Curse of the Golden Flower

    April 26, 2007

    You can read my review on CultureWars here.

  • Yeltsin Dies

    April 23, 2007

    The BBC reports that former Russian president Boris Yeltsin has died. Cue nonsense about how great a leader he was: He won international acclaim as a defender of democracy when in August 1991 he mounted a tank in Moscow, rallying the people against an attempt to overthrow Mr Gorbachev’s era of glasnost and perestroika. Sure […]

 
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