Wednesday, May 6, 2009

John Robb on the Somali Pirates

John Robb states that It's pretty clear the piracy situation off of Somalia is another example of Guerrilla Entrepreneurs creating a bazaar like dynamic.

The great precedent for this is how the Huguenot corsairs, English sea dogs, and Dutch sea beggars fell upon the Iberian powers in the 16th and 17th centuries. Kenneth Andrews, in Elizabethan Privateering: English Privateering During the Spanish War, 1585-1603, explores the economics of Elizabethan privateering; while Benerson Little, in The Sea Rover's Practice: Pirate Tactics and Techniques, 1630-1730 explores the buccaneers' tactics.

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