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The return of the strong

February 25, 2022 - 10:55 -- Admin

I wrote a thinky for ASB today.

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That’s ultimately what the invasion of Ukraine means. Not just a reordering of security architectures or rule-based orders. It means a return to our Hobbesian past, to the state of nature that has obtained for most of human history, where the strong do what they can, and the weak suffer what they must.