The Ideology is Not The Movement [ SlateStarCodex ]
Turns out that the US foreign policy establishment completely misread the Sunni vs Shia thing. With this most flimsy excuse, author launches into his own exposition of us-vs-them behavior patterns, and comes up with some novel angles, I think.
bonus from the same site — a bit more oddball, best read when tired, comes across as more profound that way. Wonder if this has anything to do with US pop culture finally coming around to inequality?