John Mearsheimer Is Sober, Level-Headed, Clear-Thinking, and Analytical . . . Except When He Isn’t

I recommend to everyone this pieceĀ on the present and expected future interplay between China, Taiwan and the United States written by my former college and graduate school professor, John Mearsheimer. It is exceedingly well-written, very hard-headed, and reveals that Mearsheimer has done his homework when it comes to the history of China and Taiwan. It …

Nuclear Hypocrisy

Via Tyler Cowen, we have this pieceĀ from my onetime college and graduate school professor, John Mearsheimer, which was written in 1993 and which argued that Ukraine should have kept its nuclear deterrent. Current events make Mearsheimer's piece look very prescient indeed, as Professor Cowen says. Of course, being the nettlesome fellow that I am, I …

The Self-Hating Shanda

Let's put the following out on the table: I am a proud Iranian-American Jew. I certainly don't hold being Iranian-American and/or Jewish over being other things (a good neighbor, a good friend, a good family member, a good citizen, a good person who always seeks to learn from and seeks to respect those whose backgrounds …

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