Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Thoughts on William S. Lind's "On War"

The guy is, as I say, something of a jackass on certain subjects--if he starts nattering on about cultural relativism or "political correctness" or what have you, stop reading. But if you want to have a better strategic and tactical understanding of what a mess we've created in our last eight years of dealing with the Middle East, and if you want to think outside the box regarding our responses to assymetrical and irregular warfare, read every post (except for the cultural relativism asides) in his "On War" blog, which he's been posting more or less every week since the tanks rolled across the Kuwaiti border back in '03. He's a smart man, and his second-to-last post, on the Israeli incursion into Gaza, nails what was wrong and stupid about the Israeli response to Hamas rocket fire, I think. So. If you're interested, check him out.


  1. Lind is spot-on about Political Correctness. It's all intertwined. You cannot advocate his opinions on 4th Generational Warfare and dismiss them on Marxism. The two are intertwined. Western Civilization is fighting a war on two fronts, and I'm not talking about Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Decide for yourself:


  2. If by "William S. Lind is a jackass" you mean that you personally do not have the slightest clue as to what he is talking about, and that you are too lazy to find out, and too lazy to attempt to gain an understanding as to how the Frankfurt School's cultural Marxism has everything to do with our stillborn attempts to impose Brave New World upon oriental tribesmen, then yes, "William S. Lind is a jackass."