Syria: There Is No “Right” Side

Syria: There Is No “Right” Side

I'll confess that I'm hopelessly torn when it comes to Syria's five year old, bloody civil war. I became even more so today after reading a short piece by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of "Fooled By Randomness," one of my favorite books on markets. I've gone back and forth on Syria as the conflict has deepened. On the one hand, I'm incredulous at the fact that Washington, with a straight face, is willing to fund and arm rebels who espouse substantially the same ideology as that championed by t
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  1. Was interested to finally see this piece, particularly since you seem to be familiar with his work. His twitter is controversial and exciting, as are many of his statements. He mentioned a saying that he applied to such human affairs, where there exist parties on both sides trying to actively mold reality: “Trust none of what you hear, some of what you read, and half of what you see” (https://medium.com/opacity/syria-and-the-statistics-of-war-910eb1a00bbd#.urx7022q8).

    I feel like I will be returning to that statement many times in the future.

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