Tuesday, May 24, 2005
De Beste of Den Beste
A quick housekeeping announcement -- I've changed the sidebar link for U.S.S. Clueless from Stephen Den Beste's main site to his "best of" list. (He's written an awful lot, and finding The Good Stuff amid it all can be difficult if you don't know what you're looking for.)
There's some great stuff in there. Try this, for example, on the nature of negotiation vis-a-vis what is "fair" or what is "right". On the way, Mr. Den Beste explores the deficiencies of the UN, the International Criminal Court, and the problems faced by a theoretical World Government -- and for dessert, he uses the Palestinian Authority as a classic example of justice vs. interests.
This is typical of Mr. Den Beste's essays, if you've never read them. He'll take on a large topic, explore it thoroughly, and discuss several other issues along the way -- often issues that don't seem at all relevant to the big picture, until he connects all the dots together. The results are thought-provoking and occasionally disturbing, but always fascinating.
Check 'em out, if you haven't done so already.
Truth in advertising: Den Beste's site was one I used to visit daily, and it was one of my first. I don't always agree with the guy, certainly, but I have a lot of respect for him... and I pray for his continued good health.