Interesting thoughts from the always well-spoken Alan Bock.
And Juan Cole disagrees with the idea that the riots in Pakistan and Afghanistan show a lack of civilization in those countries, relative to other countries. This contradicts the opinions I have expressed. I'll have to think about it, but I still think that I am right that there are many, many cultural problems with the Afghanis and Pakistanis that will severely hinder the development of their countries. They are not ready for representative government. I don't agree with Mr. Cole on this one.
That is all.