Does Mosul Matter?

2017-09-12T20:13:05+00:00

By Eric C. Anderson

War is waged in fits and starts. Combat veterans will often explain this as moments of terror surrounded by days of boredom. Constant engagement with an adversary wears down both the aggressor and defender—at a pace that cannot be maintained—unless you lived through Leningrad, Stalingrad…and now Mosul.

Iraqi security forces abetted by […]

Does Mosul Matter? 2017-09-12T20:13:05+00:00

Crossing the $10 Trillion Mark

2017-09-12T18:49:08+00:00

falling stocks interest rates

Now that the global tally of negative-interest debt issued has passed the $10 trillion mark, it might be worth taking a moment to reflect the yet unknown implications posed by the intrusion of…reality.

Interest rates in the EU, Switzerland, Japan, and now Germany have dipped […]

Crossing the $10 Trillion Mark 2017-09-12T18:49:08+00:00

Election 2016: Alien Queen vs. Swamp Thing

2017-07-13T16:53:51+00:00

Sludgefeast ’16 (otherwise known as the US presidential election) has finally shaken out all fellow-traveling parasites in favor of two alpha vermin—the Alien Queen and Swamp Thing.

As the face of their respective political parties, each boasts a distinctive pedigree: the former a career politician who consistently shows that […]

Election 2016: Alien Queen vs. Swamp Thing 2017-07-13T16:53:51+00:00

The Role of Fear Suspense Magazine

2017-07-13T16:53:51+00:00

Do not be afraid; our fate cannot be taken from us; it is a gift.

—Dante Alighieri, “The Inferno”

A somewhat paradoxical title for an article. For how can “fear” (from the protoGermanic feraz or “danger”), understood as intrinsically unsettling, disruptive, or even paralyzing in both its chilling transitive and dark majestic […]

The Role of Fear Suspense Magazine 2017-07-13T16:53:51+00:00

Living Room Debris

2017-07-13T16:53:51+00:00

I am in the midst of fleeing the East Coast in hopes of finding philosophical solace at a wooden boat-building school. Not Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, but rather an honest appraisal of life and the fury that swirls above Washington DC.

Living Room Debris 2017-07-13T16:53:51+00:00