War Games: Why They Don't Work

War Games: Why They Don’t Work

And so, as we saw in the last column, in the course of 1983’s Command Post War Game, in Panama, our borderline sociopathic hero – or maybe he was just naturally difficult, a natural son of a bitch, shall we … More »

Talking Past Each Other: Truth and Untruth

Talking Past Each Other: Truth and Untruth

Why are political discussions between Left and Right futile? The short answer is that the Right bases their conclusions on facts, evidence, discriminating judgment, and seeks to discover, through debate, the least painful of the various imperfect options reality offers. … More »

Why War Games Fail

Why War Games Fail

Prior to launching the campaign that culminated in the disaster at Midway, the IJN tested the plan via tabletop war gaming, aboard the battleship Yamato. More »

The Windrose of Reality

The Windrose of Reality

The traditional Left-to-Right and Radical-to-Conservative spectrum is confusing and dishonest. It is confusing because it defines all political positions based on their degree of opposition to sick Leftist utopian daydreams… More »