American Shitshow: Emergent power centers

In past installments of this ongoing series, I have examined existing actors’ response to an unspecified breakdown of civil order (due to political conflict, economic malaise, natural disaster, war, etc).  With the caveat that predictions are hard when they’re about the future, but even harder when they’re about things that don’t exist yet, it’s important…

The Tactics of the Troubles – Part I

In the 1960s the province of Northern Ireland had one of the lowest crime rates in the United Kingdom. The modern day sectarianism that would come to plague that land had not yet erupted and the communities lived side by side, separate but largely at peace. In 1972 alone, 500 people died in the province…