Monthly Archives: April 2017

May Day 2017

Happy May Day. Rampant inequality, stagnant wages growth, war and nationalism, ecological crisis. Now more than ever, to the barricades.

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The Market as God

An intriguing little book, which I must get my hands on, has recently been published by Harvard University Press entitled

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North Korea Test Launches KN-17 Missile (?)

It would appear that North Korea has launched another KN-17, and it appears to be another failure. The KN-17 is a new missile, based on the Scud-ER/Nodong, and was first seen at the recent Kim il-Sung birthday parade, and was … Continue reading

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Low Yield Nuclear Weapons, Earth Penetrating Warheads, and Tailored Deterrence

Recently the question of low yield nuclear weapons made a bit of a splash, as it has done from time to time from the 90s on to today. Analysts, in my view, are too fixated on the question of nuclear … Continue reading

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North Korea and the Axioms of Choice Leading Us to Nuclear Disaster

One of the hazards of intellectual life, which unfortunately can influence policy in deleterious ways, is the construction of logical edifices upon the basis of false axioms or assumptions. The most glaring example of which is neoclassical economic theory, an … Continue reading

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North Korea Attempts Missile Test Day After Military Parade

North Korea has attempted to test a missile, near a submarine base at Sinpo, a day after its blockbuster military parade to mark the birthday of Kim Il-sung. We do not know what missile that was, but comments from US … Continue reading

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North Korea Parades Comprehensive Strategic Nuclear Deterrence (With an Update on Possible Mockups).

The military parade to mark the birthday of Kim IL Sung was quite the occasion, with what appeared to be two new types of ICBM on parade on top of the KN-08 limited range ICBM or IRBM, the Musudan MRBM, … Continue reading

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ICBM, ICBM, ICBM!!!!!! North Korea Unveils ICBM at Day of the Sun Military Parade!?!?

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooow. Watching this live was soooooooooo worth it!!!!! Update The North Koreans gave us a smorgasbord. We saw the Pukguksong-2 (KN-15) MRBM, the Musudan MRBM and the KN-08 IRBM and then the beast depicted above *and* a Topol like TEL. … Continue reading

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Kim Jong Un Preparing a Birthday Cake for Kim Il Sung: North Korea’s Prospective Sixth Nuclear Test a Sloika or Layer Cake?

One of the most read popular accounts of nuclear weapons is Robert Jungk’s “brighter than a thousand suns” and the image of the sun still resonates when we think of nuclear weapons especially those that incorporate thermonuclear reactions. Kim Il … Continue reading

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#Solidarity #Protesti2017 #Protivdiktature

Pretty simple, really. I write to express solidarity with the protesters, largely the young, in Belgrade. I so wish I was there. The same grievances that brought the young to Tahrir Square and Zuccotti Park now brings them to the … Continue reading

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