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The Iran Threat (and: birth order; garlic)

The Britannica blog has a series of articles on the crisis with Iran. (Both pros and cons, reflecting leftist and rightist views.) A few days ago I wrote a response to Scott Ritter’s article entitled The Big Lie: “Iran Is a Threat,” which is on that blog. I expressed the view that the Iran threat is real and cannot be dismissed (certainly not in such a troubled region where many players are competing).

A related article is The Case for Bombing Iran, by Norman Podhoretz.

Seymour Hersh’s article on Shifting Targets.

An interesting, but very speculative, article on whether birth order matters. There may be some truth to the conclusions in a statistical sense, but the methods and ‘logic’ by which they are reached are quite precarious in my view.

I also read an interesting item on the health benefits of garlic on the BBC. This has had a very long history, and time and experience seem to be on it side. I do cook and eat garlic in very modest quantities because otherwise it can be hard on my digestion.

Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored. —
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

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