Monday, May 20, 2013

Life in the Empire

Life in the Empire
P. Schultz
May 20, 2013

            Things are not going well in the empire. Perhaps that is why I am currently rereading Deadly Paradigms by Michael Shafer, in which Shafer argues that counterinsurgency, a part of what is called “development theory,” which in turn is a part of the delusion that this thing we call “modernity” is the inevitable and ultimately satisfying end point of human history, has never worked as the theory claimed it should.

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