Monthly Archives: May 2019

What is “intelligence” in the spy agency sense, and why the CIA is a broken organization

Intelligence, in the context of the CIA, MI-6, KGB and so on, is a branch of practical philosophy, armed.  The director of the CIA is supposed to ask “first questions,” but political and budgetary pressures get in the way. This … Continue reading

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Amherst physics professor; Memorization and repetition without full understanding works as long as you persist

Physics professor on memorization and repetition For truth to tell, in college I never felt fully comfortable in most of the courses I was taking. Always I felt that yes, I was doing the homework, and yes I was getting … Continue reading

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The vulnerability inherent in Liberalism, hidden in plain sight

I have a particular set of skills, fam.  I am able to identify vulnerabilities in a social system. Vulnerabilities that are as plain as day to me, but everyone else misses them. The Washingtonian.com, apparently an opinion and lifestyle site … Continue reading

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