The last weekend and much of today was filled with a crush of highly aggravating, work-related, activities which I am glad to say are now over, giving me a few weeks to relax and attend to other matters, like blogging. On to Recommended Reading!!
Top Billing! HG’s World – The Art of Manliness, Has it Become a Lost Art?
As someone who works with students I would have to say….Yes! Neither the boys nor the girls have anything but a vague idea of what characteristics a man should be respected for and a majority of the boys lack any clear, formative, direction from a responsible adult male in their lives either for determining critically important ethics and values or such simple skills as how to put on a tie (if I had a dime for every boy who I had to teach how to put on their tie I’d have…well….a large jar of dimes). Eminent Harvard professor and gadfly, Harvey C. Mansfield, defends manliness here.
It’s the Tribes, Stupid – Tribes in Afghanistan: A Guest Post from Michael Yon and “Writing Wednesdays” #3: The Nature of Epiphanies
Steven Pressfield opens his blog to Michael Yon and every Wednesday devotes a post each week to the “War of Art” – especially the art of writing ( bloggers-who-are-aspiring-authors take note!).
Futurejacked – Rage
SEED – Roboethics Redux
Go Robo or go home!
IF THERE WASN’T A DEBATE BEFORE, THERE SURE IS ONE NOW……
Outside the Beltway (Dave Schuler) – What Are Our Strategic Objectives in Afghanistan? –NEW!
Project White Horse – EEI #10 Thinking about War – Mitigating and Accepting Risk ( Thanks Ed!)
Abu Muqawama hosts a debate on Afghanistan – Debating the Cost of Afghanistan, The Afghanistan Strategy Dialogue: Abu Aardvark Jumps In, The Afghanistan Strategy Dialogue: Day Three, The Afghanistan Strategy Dialogue: Day Two, The Afghanistan Strategy Dialogue: Day One, Maybe Bacevich Has a Point: Introducing the Afghanistan Strategy Dialogue
Fabius Maximus – Exum: “Introducing the Afghanistan Strategy Dialogue”
Thomas PM Barnett – SysAdmin plus drone strikes
CTLab/ Intelligence (Michael Innes) – Vietnam’s Lessons For Afghanistan
In adding material I may have lost one of the original links – if any readers see a discrepancy from earlier, please leave a note in the comments and I will fix the omission.