Friday, November 5, 2010


From the group Metallica ... While I'm not a fan of Metallica (my son shared this with me), "King Nothing" is a music video that hits on many of the topics we've been discussing in my International Relations class. Specifically, we've been focusing on the rise and decline of empires, and how empires over time have consistently pursued conflict and war (i.e. what ends up being hegemonic war) when they sense their hold on power is slipping away. Things don't go well towards the end.

Fair Warning: While some of the clips in the video may be a bit strong for some, the "King Nothing" message is provocative and offers some insight into why we're not safer after conducting our War on Terror ...

- Mark

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