Big Cheese approved my idea for a final paper, outlined previously in my notes: International Law as a Social Cognitive Battlespace. BC is skeptical of the Boydian background and the choice of case studies: early Christianity, Vietnamese Communism, and al Qaeda; however, other students were surprised that he approved anything this early, so I will take that as a good sign.
I imagine that most of the “substantive” or original (dare I say gifted?) posts at tdaxp for a while will relate to one part or another of the paper. This is out of habit, but BC said good words about the importance of writing, so I think that is a good idea. Anyway, the structure:
– IL/SC and Realism
– IL/SC and Liberalism
– IL/SC and Constructivism
– IL/SC and the Rise of al Qaeda
– IL/SC and the Rise of the Vietnamese Communists
– IL/SC and the Rise of Early Christianity
Avenues of Disproof
So, without further adieu, the first, abrig’d, matrix edition of the Practice section:
Early Christianity, Vietnamese Communism, and al Qaeda
Now to extend thsi graphic to 10 pages. Huzzah.