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Great weekend viewing, encompassing economic, technological,

philosophical & historical contemplation by Nassim Taleb, a "left-wing conservative" with a libertarian flare.

He refers to Hammurabi (18 cent BC) for the system of accountability, Pax Ottomana (16th - 17th cent) for the virtue of peace as a by-product of bureaucratic grid-locks, F. Nietzsche (19th cent) for the importance of skepticism & negative information and other esoteric delightful tidbits to whet our appetite to read his newest book, "Antifragile".