Parallax

Chad McMahill
Why is it that the landscape is moving but the boat is still?
Created 25 Apr 2021
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  • Pathology of Power
    26 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    Their Own Rules The U.S. Military Often Kills Civilians - and Rarely Offers Compensation (Pesha Maged, The Intercept, 25 min.) The U.S.-led coalition has carried out 34,781 airstrikes in Iraq and Syri...
  • Taking Responsibility
    24 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    It’s Ok If We Do It US Military Admits It Killed 10 Civilians and Targeted Wrong Vehicle in Kabul Airstrike (CNN, 10 min.) A Kabul drone strike on a vehicle in August killed 10 civilians, seven of the...
  • Hodgepodge
    21 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
    Just a collection of some interesting reading… Cool Stories Extreme Swimmer Crosses Ice Fjord in Greenland (Andrew Freedman, Axios, 1 min.) Twins Conjoined at Head Separated After Rare Surgery in Isra...
  • Afghanistan Links and Postscript
    19 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    For a deep dive (and a much more expansive list of selected readings than the one I’ve put together) I recommend Scott Horton’s book, Fool’s Errand, which moves through this labyrinthine story with st...
  • Afghanistan, Part 4 of 4
    18 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Read time: 15 minutes Twenty years ago today, on September 18, 2001, George W. Bush signed Senate Joint Resolution 23, the "Authorization for Use of Military Force." Around that time he began using wo...
  • Afghanistan, Part 3 of 4
    15 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 2 0
    Read time: 25 minutes Yesterday marked 20 years since Congresswoman Barbara Lee cast the sole vote against giving blanket authorization for George W. Bush to wage war as he saw fit after the 9/11 atta...
  • Afghanistan, Part 2 of 4
    12 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    Read time: 12 minutes In the first part of this series, I tried to establish that, despite much of what we hear, and in full awareness of the oppression and violence of Taliban rule, good guys and bad...
  • Afghanistan, Part 1 of 4
    11 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Read time: 15 minutes Saturday marks 20 years since the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Many have reflected on what has unfolded since then: what’s been learned, and what remains to be learned. In th...
  • Extra Extra
    06 Sep 2021 • 11 min read
    Article of the Weekend Conspiracies All the Way Down (James B. Meigs, City Journal, 40 min.) I realized journalism was changing. The evenhanded search for truth—rarely achieved in practice—was fading ...
  • Rounding Out
    04 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Parallax is the new name of the blog/newsletter. I’m still experimenting with formats and themes. Some essays and reviews will be woven in if all goes according to plan. Suggestions are welcome. Pleas...
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