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No problem George! I rarely change my mind about anything, but when I do, I'm always a little bit happy because it shows that I am actually thinking after all. So congrats on the change of mind!

As for the Tigers, I'm thinking of suggesting that we read Robert Pape's Dying to Win early next year. Apparently Pape covers The Tamil Tigers in it, though I'm not sure to what extent.



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No problem George! I rarely change my mind about anything, but when I do, I'm always a little bit happy because it shows that I am actually thinking after all. So congrats on the change of mind!

As for the Tigers, I'm thinking of suggesting that we read Robert Pape's Dying to Win early next year. Apparently Pape covers The Tamil Tigers in it, though I'm not sure to what extent.


Like you, I don't change my mind that often. However, all my opinions are provisional and may change based on new information. So, thanks for the new information.

I might be interested in reading Pape's book, although I'm a bit dubious about his thesis that all of these types of terrorist acts fit into a particular model (at least, that's what I understand his thesis to be). But it sounds like a good candidate for the non-fiction category.

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