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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Lawrence of Arabia…

Lawrence of Arabia or Meyer LanskyAnother argument in the Political Philosophy sectionIf you ever have to chose between a mobster and a civil servant, go with the mobster. Any time. Institutions do not have a sense of honor, individuals do.During the Great war, T.E. Lawrence, nicknamed Lawrence of Arabia struck a deal with the Arab […]

How Poetry Can Kill…

How Poetry Can Kill You [Chapter on SKIN IN THE GAME] Ask a polyglot who knows Arabic who he considers the best poet —in any language— and odds are that he would answer Almutanabbi who lived about a thousand years ago; his poetry in the original has a hypnotic effect only rivaled by the grip […]

We have always…

We have always failed replacing vice with virtue, and succeeded replacing vice with lesser vice. via We have always… | Facebook.

Fragile PM is no Thatcher, blasts Black Swan author who said Cameron would ‘save planet’ | Mail Online

The economic guru who once hailed David Cameron as ‘the best thing we have left on this planet’ now claims he is a ‘fragile’ leader who has failed to live up to his promise. Nassim Taleb said the Prime Minister lacked Margaret Thatcher’s bravery and was ‘afraid’ to take difficult decisions. And in a rude […]

Video! Nassim Taleb at Princeton April 10, 2012

Economic Recovery: Perils, Politics and Possibilities Click Video to watch larger version on YT. About Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University seeks to prepare its students for careers in public service, to provide them with the analytic tools and practical experience […]