By Surrendering to the Taliban, America Has Betrayed the Afghan People (04/06/2021)

Note: Hopefully a version of this piece will be making its way on to The Oxford Blue website in the next few days. For readers of the blog, this is an early preview. ******** Last month, the Sayed Ul-Shuhada High School in west Kabul was attacked. 85 people, most of them female students between theContinue reading “By Surrendering to the Taliban, America Has Betrayed the Afghan People (04/06/2021)”

Dispatches by Michael Herr – War as Pure Experience (July 2020)

Publisher: Picador Cover design: Illustration by Joanna Thomson, Picador Art Dep ‘Our machine was devastating and versatile, it could do anything but stop.‘ ‘For every prayer there was a counter-prayer – and it was hard to see who had the edge.‘ ‘There were plenty of people who believed that we were nothing more than glorifiedContinue reading “Dispatches by Michael Herr – War as Pure Experience (July 2020)”

Discussion of Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’ – July 2020

Publisher: Pax Librorum Publishing House Cover design: Sebestyen, employing the image ‘Chinese Dragon’ by Lihui from Dreamstime.com ‘Let your plans be as dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.’ ‘If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt, if you know Heaven andContinue reading “Discussion of Sun Tzu’s ‘The Art of War’ – July 2020”