Not sure if I've seen this before. I might have, and simply forgotten. It's quite an in-depth response to an off-hand comment I made earlier this year.
I'd buy a beer for anybody that could recommend, for instance, some interesting commentary about the killing of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin or the non-capture of Ayman Al-Zawahiri or the non-killing of Herat's Ismail Khan. I'd buy a whole dinner for somebody who can link it all to the Peace of Westphalia.And Shannon the Knitting Ninja does just that. (Really, it's a blog mostly about knitting!) Shannon, you have a free dinner waiting for you at Tulip Cafe.