Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

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August 25th, 2009 · 4 Comments


Apologies, but posting will be a bit more sporadic than usual over the next few days. We’re in the homestretch on Draft Two of the Now the Hell Will Start screenplay, and we’d really like to avoid imitating the bloke above by blowing our chance at the end. We’re also swamped with an epic Wired piece that requires tracking down some folks in distant corners of the globe. The upshot is that time is pretty precious at the moment, and we find ourselves faced with that all-important choice between, y’know, stuff that pays (NtHWS, Wired) and stuff that doesn’t (Microkhan).

Don’t worry, we’ll still do our best to toss up a couple of posts each day. And we’ll be back to full-strength next week. But in the interim, please forgive us any apparent laziness—it’s only because we’re swamped, not because we no longer care about satiating your daily polymathism jones.

Thank you for your support.

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  • Brian Moore

    Well, hopefully I helped a bit in the “stuff that pays” category. I bought the book, (about halfway through) and it’s pretty damn good.

    I don’t envy you having to trudge through all these lovely locales to do the research.

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    @Brian Moore: That’s what I like to hear. Thanks a mil for supporting The Cause with your hard-earned dollars, and glad you’re enjoying the ride so far. Drop me a line when you’re finished–would love to hear your take.

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  • Brian Moore

    I think the thing that keeps cropping up is how angry the book makes me. I’ve read a lot about WW2, and unfortunately the first big chunk I read was primarily very informative propaganda history, where the Americans are all wonderful and nice and everyone else is bad or irrelevant.

    I try to be cynical, but I do feel a sense of shame at the way “we” treated people (many, many people) only 60 years ago. Especially when it’s done by people I was primed by youthful reading to empathize with: American soldiers, the American military and WW2-era leaders. Sure, decades before I was born, but it still pisses me off.

    It makes me wonder if modern leaders think: “Hey, all those guys did terrible things during WW2 and now everyone thinks they’re heroes. I can get away with anything if I spin it right.”

    Anyway, just babbling. Not really a fully-formed coherent thought.

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