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Rivalrous and non-rivalrous goods and the OWS library

[ cross-posted from Zenpundit — Jefferson, economics of possession and ideas, Occupy COG, library ] photo credit: Monique Zamir for Untapped Cities 1. Let’s start with Thomas Jefferson. I don’t know if he was the first to mention this curious … Continue reading

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Bin Laden’s death and a White House or Palace

[ by Charles Cameron — cross-posted from Zenpundit ] . Okay, you may groan and skip quickly to the next post or perhaps read with bemused interest every time I post here about Islamic eschatology — but in either case … Continue reading

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It’s a dog’s life

[ by Charles Cameron — cross-posted from ChicagoBoyz ]

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Duel in slow time

[ by Charles Cameron — cross-posted from Zenpundit ] In slomo – as in the slow rotating backseat of a hurtling flipping car – at that most divine of speeds at which concentration arrives and all is revealed – as … Continue reading

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Inspire #5: between front and back covers

[ by Charles Cameron — cross-posted from Zenpundit ] * Okay. When what goes into the opening paragraphs of an editor’s note at the front of a magazine corresponds pretty exactly to what’s on the back cover, you have a … Continue reading

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Of war and miracle: the poetics, spirituality and narratives of jihad

[ by Charles Cameron — cross-posted from Zenpundit ] * Issue #5 of the AQAP magazine Inspire is now available for viewing. I am reasonably confident that with attention focused on such things as al-Awlaki‘s response to the various uprisings … Continue reading

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Soon soon coming of the Mahdi?

[ by Charles Cameron — cross-posted from Zenpundit ] * Okay, I’d say things are heating up. Here’s a screen grab from what we are led to believe is a recent video from Iran, made with government backing as described … Continue reading

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