Posts by Mahmud Farooque
The U.S. seems to have found a strategy for fighting wars without putting too many American lives at risk. While the substitution of boots on the ground with unique technological capabilities in the air seems to be a solution tailor made for the times, the betting on complex technological capabilities began long time ago--most precisely after the Second World War.
I am on the phone with my younger daughter. She says she does not want to talk about school today. After much prodding I discover the source of her discontent; it is a math assessment test given that morning.
Heading home from work, I decided to exit the Metro three stops early and drop in on an alumni meeting at George Mason University, my alma mater. After successfully establishing my ‘relic’ credentials (I was there when the school of public policy was merely an institute and housed in two trailers), I was asked: “Were you here when Fukuyama was here?”
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