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The British Camp: An excerpt from Rory Stewart’s The Prince of Marshes

A Prince cannot avoid ingratitude. --Machiavelli, Discourses, Book I, Chapter 29 Pursuant to my authority as Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), relevant UN Security Council resolutions, including Resolution 1483 (2003), and the laws and usages of war, I hereby promulgate the following: The CPA is vested with all executive, legislative, and judicial authority …

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The New Civil Service: An excerpt from Rory Stewart’s The Places in Between

I watched two men enter the lobby of the Hotel Mowafaq. Most Afghans seemed to glide up the center of the lobby staircase with their shawls trailing behind them like Venetian cloaks. But these men wore Western jackets, walked quietly, and stayed close to the banister. I felt a hand on my shoulder. It was …

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The Institutions of American Militarism: An excerpt from Chalmers Johnson’s The Sorrows of Empire

I learned, for example, the secret that contrary to all public declarations, President Eisenhower had delegated to major theater commanders the authority to initiate nuclear attacks under certain circumstances, such as outage of communications with Washington -- an almost daily occurrence in those days -- or presidential incapacitation (twice suffered by President Eisenhower). This delegation …

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