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Latest mixed game metaphor catch-all

Friday, December 1st, 2017

[ by Charles Cameron — Kasparov on chess, dominoes ]

Dominoes falling, we all know, at least since Vietnam, are a choice metaphor for one thing leading to another, and chess, regular or played in 3 or 4 dimensions, is a common metaphor for the complexity of natsec issues.

Here’s Kasparov:

It’s tedious for ZP readers to see every mixed game entry individually, so I’ll make this a catch-all post, and collect them here. The classic instance remains Cakvinball, with Alasdair MacIntyre’s quote a close second. Since chess remains chess no matter how many dimensions the board has, it’s a piss poor analogy for reality: Calvinball is a far superior game metaphor. And what a game!

As you love life

Friday, December 1st, 2017

{ by Charles Cameron — the definitive CT DQ }

This isn’t particularly timely, but it does offer the definitive refutation from Deuteronomy of the jihadist slogan.-

Heaven and earth are witnesses — not the paper of record — heaven and earth. There’s a difference.

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