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How Military Flag Officers Threaten Liberty

Undead Attackers

The security of a free state requires an armed population yet military flag officers use their status to undermine the foundations of self-government.

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Ep32: Military Flag Officers Threaten Liberty

Yamarashi Cube

An Op-Ed from retired Admiral William McRaven reminds us that Flag Officers and other high-ranking military bureaucrats are a threat to liberty and security.

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How to change your luck

Zannen Kanji

The Feeling Of Luck Why did Dirty Harry Callahan say to the criminal “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky?” Why is luck associated with feeling? Why not ask if someone they think they are lucky? If you change your feeling state will the propensity for luck also change? It has […]

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Ep16: Cycles and Spirals

Cycles and Spirals

Cycles & Spirals Early recognition of human behavior likely to result in hostility or infringement is an essential component of strategic thinking because it allows for neutralizing tactics that minimize destruction of lives and property. See the cycles and spirals of escalation in a whole new way using political economy and history. Pick up a […]

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Ep12: The Nature Of Conflict

Masakado KubiZuka

Conflict as praxeology How can we know the causes and cures of human conflict? Understanding conflict as a subset of praxeology, or the science of human action, leads to clarity unfound in other explanations, most notably, interspecies dominance. Analytical tools from Austrian political-economy are useful to examine the case of Taira Masakado’s 939 rebellion against Japan’s […]

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Ep08: Engagements

There is no offense or defense, there are only engagements. Unifying philosophy, skills, and resources in pursuit of policy goals requires an integral approach. Learn how in this talk on the martial art of liberty & dignity. Learn how the components of awareness, readiness, and position empower you to efficiently transcend conflict with full engagement. […]

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Ep07: Logistics And Economics

What is the connection between resources and readiness?  Do you know why Sun Tzu talked so much about logistics and calculations?  Every warrior needs a basic understanding of economics, the science of cause & effect in the material world.  Your security depends upon it! Get a free PDF download out of Igensho: The Book Of […]

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Ep04: Force Organized For Freedom

Force For Freedom

How to Organize For Justice Free people must organize a “force in being” in order to preserve their liberty and ensure self-government.  Ends and means need to organize around a principle, or values shared by the whole community.  What costs are worth the price of justice? How do you decide? Who gets to decide? How are […]

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Strategy Is Embedded In Language

Workings Of Communication

Language Delivers Thought Language is the carrier frequency of all logic, and strategy is the logical plan for achieving a desired goal.  In The Art Of War, strategy is the philosophic approach to realize policy on behalf of communities and nations.  However, as Peter Blaber points out in his outstanding book, The Men, The Mission, and Me, […]

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