Category Archives: War

Book review of Turchin’s “Secular Cycles” and “War & Peace & War”

This is a book review of both “Secular Cycles” and “War & Peace & War”.  I recommend reading “War & Peace & War” first, then if you want to know more about the evidence the theory is built on, read … Continue reading

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Book Review of Englund’s “The Beauty and the Sorrow”

Confusion, chaos, rumor, fear, hope, terror, perhaps that’s exactly what you’d expect of war, but far more real when you’re reading ordinary people’s diaries, not accounts of generals or dry facts of history. Even though I’m old enough not to … Continue reading

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It’s only a matter of time before Cyber Terrorists launch attacks

A book review by Alice Friedemann of Joel Brenner’s “America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare”. After reading this book you’ll wonder what secrets haven’t been stolen, what infrastructure doesn’t have hidden time … Continue reading

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After the Reich. The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation

A review of: Giles MacDonogh.  2007. After the Reich. The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation. Basic Books. “By May 7, 1945 at least 1,800,000 German civilians had perished and 3,600,000 homes had been destroyed (20% of total), leaving 7.5 … Continue reading

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Summary of German Armed Forces, Capabilities and Technologies in the 21st Century Environmental Dimensions of Security

November 2010.  Armed Forces, Capabilities and Technologies in the 21st Century Environmental Dimensions of Security. Sub-study 1. PEAK OIL Security policy implications of scarce resources Bundeswehr Transformation Centre, Future Analysis Branch [This is my summary of the above document (English … Continue reading

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