So this ISIS/ISIL thing is either the end of the world — if the nut jobs who’ve decided it’s they who’ve been called to fulfil the Koran’s End Times prophesy manage to get their way (which includes drawing us into a ground war of civilizations) — or a horrible blight on mankind that will play itself out if we understand what we’re up against. Which until I read the Atlantic Monthly cover story everyone’s reading, I did not, but now I think I do.
It’s not short; but it sure beats the Apocalypse.
Quote of the Day
Money is a singular thing. It ranks with love as man’s greatest source of joy. And with death as his greatest source of anxiety. Over all history it has oppressed nearly all people in one of two ways: either it has been abundant and very unreliable, or reliable and very scarce.~John Kenneth Galbraith, The Age of Uncertainty
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