Writing Inspired

One of the neatest things about the blogosphere is how a conversation can jump from blog to blog, with each blog addings its own touch.

First, Mark’s July 2005 post on 5th Generation Warfare inspired my first post on the topic the next day. Then just this month Herb Harris joined the conversation, which quickly jumped over to Dreaming 5GW.

5GW was also misused by John Robb, whose interpretation was analyzed the same day by Aherring, Curtis, and myself. The stand-out quote: Robb lets others do a lot of the building, claims they’re stealing his ideas, then changes his ideas to coopt and incorporate new little nuggets he’d not previously considered.

A more involved conversation included Tom and myself, spanning “Jimmy Carter’s New Book,” “The Jews, Israeli nationalism v. Globalism,” “The Jews, Reloaded,” and now “Another spiral development attempt on the Carter book controversy.”

A three-way conversation on new theories for a new way of war has seen contributions on Small Wars Journal, D.N.I., and (to bring this all to a circle) Zen Pundit.

In closing, I of course have to link to Soob / Soob du Jour, and Quiet Thoughts / Silence in Mind, two blogs that are both inspired and original.