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I report (mostly) on China security stuff, and blog about strategic theory, behavioral science, & history. PATREON: https://t.co/igBRBFvCKi

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@jonrstanley @BeijingPalmer thus "great leap forward" @BeijingPalmer Yes, but it implies retroactively claiming the real problem is that the Soviets jumped the gun and d… https://t.co/2lKFLW3fBl*This is essentially the Party school justification for sending Xi to Davos. How is that for your communist economi… https://t.co/mhXsNIGoSD(though belatedly) bring communism to the earth. Thus, if communism is ever to actually be realized, "anti-globaliz… https://t.co/Wp40ow1hjQSo if I understand this right, this essay by two Party School scholars is claiming that globalization is good becau… https://t.co/zhb5RbX6jV @AirIntelO But if that were the case there would be no reason to stack them full of F-35s in the first place -- it… https://t.co/1CvdPfqCQfWhat I am trying to figure out is who the increasing concentration of F-35s on amphib decks is squared with the Com… https://t.co/u2s8v3ldPXCompare Gyngell's insight on Aus-China relations 👆with the essay by @Scholars_Stage on the ideological contest/asym… https://t.co/TVXXG4iZ4v
Retweeted by T. Greer @akjrobert But what is the difference, exactly, b/t & Comanche & Texans conquering a strip of land? On much strong… https://t.co/lA5BJZJfXtCards on the table. My TED talk is that there are two kinds of social scientist: those who believe in the “wisdom o… https://t.co/rNcSkIkeXv
Retweeted by T. GreerIn a world of elite admissions scams and multibillion-dollar Ivy endowments, the quotes in this story about a $2.5… https://t.co/YZhsSQBquZ
Retweeted by T. GreerI do not want to go through the hassle of creating an account for Discord. Does that make me old? @wesyang You need to join more groups.But the Comanche conquered (stole?) that land after the first English—and well after the first Spanish—came to Amer… https://t.co/TNdXC964kcWhen Mamahuhu is good, it’s really really good. https://t.co/8LfCfUj2Th
Retweeted by T. GreerThe essay by Hannah Arendt that Tanner Greer recommends in this blog post contains lessons for Xinjiang today. 1/11 https://t.co/XXuJ32bK3P
Retweeted by T. Greer @sehof It’s a good essay. @JesseLucasSaga This wasn’t what I expected to find when I googled my nameImportant #BRI update here: the PRC typically does not invest in countries so much as loan to contractors, which is… https://t.co/KPoEr0Flgj
Retweeted by T. GreerA thing that isn't quite meritocracy and isn't quite credential-building is my sense that the all-encompassing midd… https://t.co/nCtKNG9nk0
Retweeted by T. GreerActually, rural county and exburb Facebook groups are the glory of Facebook. They are like Reddit relationships and… https://t.co/tUa0IBcuqd @m_terrence_ I think it is interesting how people are so quickly sure of the right and wrong on this one, but that… https://t.co/5g2OJ0DVk2
10/15
2019
Reddit is a gift https://t.co/6ZN6L3cMPlIdiotic they may be, but they’re not nonsense: both embody the socially acceptable proposition that to be a low-sta… https://t.co/sQoRJ6ICEX
Retweeted by T. GreerPerhaps of interest to @matthewstoller @alexbhturnbull @qjurecic @karlbykarlsmith @dtiffroberts @elyratnerhttps://t.co/XMaDO43STX
Retweeted by T. GreerI have a new column out that asks some big questions about the purpose of American policy towards China and Chinese… https://t.co/ENCCbL92cZ
Retweeted by T. Greer @omnitransia Two of those statements are incorrect @szarka @Pinboard They admit to the “master of none” part at least. It’s a startLooking pretty official: Now til mid December-Taiwan 1-3 days in December- San Francisco 10 days in December - S… https://t.co/mUPVI27LsmAspiring generalist. Generalist in training. Generalist.Most people who call themselves “polymaths” actually mean “generalists.” @Newdataman Herbert Simon deserves the title. @rhetoricaltyro I read quickly. @SalisburyJohnof Maya Angelou is recognized but not for her poems.Bingo bingo bingo https://t.co/L0wFEiWjwJI block the next person who tweets the phrase “hell of a drug.” @charlesmurray I do. But it is two read throughout, not three!My read/review process is not quite that intensive, but I almost always have read a book twice before I review it https://t.co/Zx6SQdvEJfCan American values survive in a Chinese world? https://t.co/6rGaupTMh7 | Fantastic conversation starter, this revi… https://t.co/qLCo3hnIqA
Retweeted by T. GreerShip skills https://t.co/JyeELvzt0c
Retweeted by T. GreerThis the third person to have said something like this. Ready to accept that poetry had a slightly longer shelf lif… https://t.co/GTsIJj49ox*global, not regional @GreenPlusAnE *sigh* Yes.Perhaps of interest to @matthewstoller @alexbhturnbull @qjurecic @karlbykarlsmith @dtiffroberts @elyratnerhttps://t.co/XMaDO43STX @Isegoria Why can’t Muay Thai be done long term?Thread. https://t.co/QWRvVlvMhZ
Retweeted by T. GreerAnd now I have a blog post version for those of you blocked by the FP paywall: https://t.co/pUvrrJHSlYIs morality a gadget? Full text available to read or, with subscription, to download https://t.co/dSXIDUqefZhttps://t.co/Vtm6z1WUzH
Retweeted by T. Greer @omnitransia No @Przysuchy Never. The sole time I can recall him being alluded to was by Ross Douthat in a column, and Douthat even… https://t.co/9ECQZk4y0eGeorge Orwell had very grudging praise for Rudyard Kipling.... but he did acknowledge that Kipling "added phrases t… https://t.co/JHB9sBsdGB
Retweeted by T. Greer @joemosch @gracejackson Wait people actually call themselves “guru?”Apparently I need to order spring semester books later this month. I suppose that means I need to start updating my… https://t.co/3rg1lf9Z5Y
Retweeted by T. Greer @gracejackson I am more forgiving pk that one. polymath implies brilliance in multiple domains; Renaissance man jus… https://t.co/YSiLLXxc3vEmoting on twitter is not dignified. Emoting is what Facebook is for. @GrevBrastoid I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you.Somebody else can call you a polymath—if they actually think you are one. But just don’t do it yourself. Not even w… https://t.co/B0djsBJ2INThere is this passage where Clausewitz is like “just name one operation where surprise and trickery had something m… https://t.co/KMiE6ht0RmLook it is always a terrible idea to call yourself a polymath @omnitransia What about them?What a fantastic reaction to that piece in particularLet the record show that I am an official CHINA APOLOGIST https://t.co/PJSOVZTBzg @dynamic_proxy Plath is mentioned in the post.Beijing's approach to #HK has been a version of: 'Let the protesters eat themselves.' With this kind of violence, t… https://t.co/By776lt5AB
Retweeted by T. GreerThere is such a fine line between ideal napping conditions and ideal reading conditions
Retweeted by T. Greer @SamRoggeveen Or another way to think about it: it was not American hegemony that made the Party so eager to hammer down on the NBA. @SamRoggeveen Good question! For me the answers comes down to a different set of questions about this future Americ… https://t.co/1W1nO7tYAFWill be of interest to @mcgregorrichard @jgarnaut @orsoraggiante @EBKania @PLMattis @peter_dutton @He_Shumeihttps://t.co/O1pxxVoYDTis how important the CPC and Communist ideology is to understanding the PRC’s intentions. Ward does not think these… https://t.co/VmBzJHRV2iI have my reservations about Ward’s methodology, and more importantly, what he leaves out or glosses over. The met… https://t.co/8306vNHhcXRejuvenation” means controlling the Indian Ocean, being the largest “strategic presence” in Africa, being the leadi… https://t.co/D43QgwB4xsWhat I appreciate about Ward's book is how strongly it states the case that China's ambitions are regional, not glo… https://t.co/alkMTe5KWxThis piece is actually a book review of @jonathandtward's CHINA's VISION OF VICTORY https://t.co/IVlwkkLQRYI have a new column out that asks some big questions about the purpose of American policy towards China and Chinese… https://t.co/ENCCbL92cZMay be of interest to @toad_spotted @BDSixsmith @JVLast @tylercowen @gwern @robinsloan @hpmacd @BeijingPalmerhttps://t.co/e2ItizqaqXAnd the role that poetry played in adding phrases to common lexicon? That was at that time transferred to a new med… https://t.co/giVHKtDieRI will let you read the post to see my answers, but they all come back to the 1950s. The '50s, I maintain, was the… https://t.co/tqhcZGKkSdSome of those other questions include: What is the last poem of a plurality of educated Americans will recognize? W… https://t.co/CqagkOuT7BGeorge Orwell had very grudging praise for Rudyard Kipling.... but he did acknowledge that Kipling "added phrases t… https://t.co/JHB9sBsdGB
10/14
2019
One of the very big important changes in the last decades: Global average cereal yield is now 4 tonnes per hectare.… https://t.co/NvfZhWjR5L
Retweeted by T. GreerBhagwan Shiva as Aghora Bhairava 5th Century A.D ( 1500 Years Old ) Elephanta Caves , Maharashtra https://t.co/KVRSmdKHQQ
Retweeted by T. Greer @GarettJones You are very determined to prove the elites“One interpretation of Xi’s actions is that he sees a lot of decay and observes the risks posed by the Chinese soci… https://t.co/8M1JPl3Ehe
Retweeted by T. Greer @ehundman This has always struck me as the obviously correct take. It tacks pretty closely to Xi’s own explanations for what he does.Everyone knows that China started economic reforms as a much less developed country than the Soviet Union, but here… https://t.co/QJ4Q0EqTN0
Retweeted by T. GreerBack in college, if you said “I’ve read that book,” it meant you’d read it cover to cover. In grad school, that sa… https://t.co/FAMwbr7MB7
Retweeted by T. GreerI was half right—the game had jumped over the Pacific. But the other way around! It was originally invented in Viet… https://t.co/FDMM55wde3Wow! As a teenager I played the card game “Thirteen” obsessively. Would play it literally for hours on end on at ca… https://t.co/gpIoKkGZJwThe substance, if I remember it right, was that Clay had two four-pound cannons *inside* the printing press that he… https://t.co/qk3WnvhjD5Sounds about right https://t.co/fNAXeKRHlR @profmusgrave This poll is wrongThere is a good scene in William Freehling’s ROAD TO DISUNION that narrates a mob putting this guy’s printing press… https://t.co/Nlm2XjeYdz
10/13
2019
@shomvasudevan Ask how many of your followers have ever heard any lines from it before, get back to me @Pinboard Both predate “Do Not Go Gentle” @Mxngls No. Not strong enough on Japanese history as a whole to do that. Really strong on Sengoku and Imperial eras, spotty elsewhere @jcbonthedl It is probably more recognizable. But q is not “what is the most recognizable poem?’ But ‘when did poets stop mattering?’Is “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” the very last poem a plurality of educated Americans can be expected to recognize? @tianyuf There are five or six names in the senate all Americans might be expected to know. His is one of them. He… https://t.co/EeFOf2Qq6Y @tianyuf Ted Cruz is one of the most effective wielders of the bully pulpit in American politics. He is an influent… https://t.co/d3wAhkyui0 @Levotiate Yes. My Patreon subscribers voted for me to that this month, and I will obey
10/12
2019

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