A House Divided

"If anything, this situation is a show of failure on all sides. Failure of the policemen who detained Floyd to prevent a needles death. Failure of the president to exert leadership. Failure of local authorities to defend their own citizens. And the moment that the protests turned into riots, a failure of human conscience."

Policy of Stupidity

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity". This simple idea, commonly known as Hanlon's razor, is a golden rule when it comes to judging people's behaviour in the world. Especially when it comes to politicians and their failed policies. As much as we would like to think that the people who … Continue reading Policy of Stupidity

Explaining the ‘China Threat’ Thesis

Note: This essay was originally written in 2018. After the end of the Cold War, the US appeared triumphant against its Soviet rival who had now ceased to exist, which redistributed the world’s polarity to the US and its western victors. While it arguably became a multipolar system, it still nevertheless made the US the … Continue reading Explaining the ‘China Threat’ Thesis