Lind On Barnett and IR

Bill Lind was immensely entertaining, choice quotes when someone asked him about Thomas Barnett’s core/gap paradigm:

  • “Total horseshit”
  • “4GW for Children… complete with a fairy godmother leviathan”
  • “Only the Pentagon could love it”
  • “Ahistorical”
  • “Acultural”
  • “Not serious”
  • “Should be read in a comic framework”

Lind on international relations:

  • India is the land of the future and always will be
  • The veneer is wearing thin
  • China disintegrating is our greatest threat

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  • “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” -Ghandi

  • Michael
    Jul 17, 2007

    . . . wow . . . so, they don’t go golfing together much then?

  • Gunnar,

  • A corollary to Gunnar’s Ghandism is Schoepenhouer’s three stages of truth: First it is ridiculed, then violently opposed, and finally accepted as self-evident.

  • purpleslog
    Jul 18, 2007

    So perhaps Barnett’s recent pain is actually psychically caused?

    I never really believed that as a fellow son of Wisconsin, that milk was the cause. That just seemed wrong.

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