Tag: George Patton

Quote of the Day: A Good Plan


“A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” – George S. Patton

When I was 17, I was in a fight for my life. If I had lost I could well have died.

The fight took place in the spring of my senior year of high school, in 1973. Sometime earlier I wrote about its aftermath here on Ricochet and promised to tell the rest of the story later. Like now.

On the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, Victor Davis Hanson looks at the Great War’s legacy in terms of politics, foreign policy, and military history.