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Chris Dierkes

Chris Dierkes (aka CJ Smith). 29 years old, happily married, adroit purveyor and voracious student of all kinds of information, theories, methods of inquiry, and forms of practice. Studying to be a priest in the Anglican Church in Canada. Main interests: military theory, diplomacy, foreign affairs, medieval history, religion & politics (esp. Islam and Christianity), and political grand bargains of all shapes and sizes.

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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Will says:

    Oh come on, Dierkes. That’s a lazy comparison.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    This may or may not re-enforce Will’s point but I’d just like to say “come on in, the water’s fine”.Report

  3. Avatar Chris Dierkes says:

    I know it’s lazy. It’s my off day. Also I meant it a little tongue-in-cheek. But I completely agree that this whole imposition of an anti-corruption campaign on Afghanistan is another Western dream (nightmare?), probably colonial(ish) in nature and is an absolute farce.Report

  4. I heard that quote while on the treadmill at the gym this morning. I have to say amen as well. Corruption in Afghanistan is only a problem in so far as it prevents them from controlling their territory and keeping AQ out.Report