That's It, For Now
I'll be leaving very early in the morning, headed for Fort Benning by way of my favorite pre-dawn nightmare, LAX. Not sure how long it will be, but I do suspect that I won't be able to post here for quite a while. Thanks for the opportunity, which I look forward to once again being able to use.
For whatever it's worth, I really am capable of forming thoughts on subjects unrelated to neocons and the war in Iraq. I've had a long post stuck in my head for a few weeks on the topic of the"myth of passivity" described in Noenoe Silva's Aloha Betrayed. But I just haven't had the energy these last few weeks to articulate other thoughts, for the obvious reasons. I look forward to coming home and returning to a larger range of topics.
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Oscar Chamberlain - 6/20/2005
Your road is about to get interesting in unpredictable ways.
May it lead you safely home.
Grant W Jones - 6/19/2005
Here is a review of Silva's book by Ken Conklin.
A key problem for the Hawaiian Monarchy was the lack of a trustworthy and effective military force to prevent coups and overthrows. The mutiny of the Household Troops in 1873 led to it being disbanded. Kalakaua recreated the force after Lunalilo died. But, the Household Guard was not trained or prepared to prevent the "Bayonet Constitution" from being imposed.
Good luck and return safe.
Jonathan Dresner - 6/19/2005
I forgot how close you are: I'm in Claremont this weekend... Oh, well, you probably didn't have "meet distant fellow blogger for first time" high on your list of priorities this week anyway!
Caleb McDaniel - 6/19/2005
Take care of yourself, Chris. We look forward to your return to Cliopatria!
Ralph E. Luker - 6/19/2005
Thanks, Chris, for being a part of Cliopatria. I hope that we can hear from you while you are abroad. Do take care and God bless.