Tag: War and Peace

Quote of the Day: War and Peace

 

Si vis pacem, para bellum (If you want peace, prepare for war). – Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Epitoma rei militaris 4th Century AD

The United States has been at peace for the last 70-odd years. Yes, it has been involved in foreign conflicts since the end of World War II from the Korea War through the ill-named War on Terror. Yet during that time actual US soil has not been touched by war, except possibly by the terrorism of 9-11. The last year there was a real existential threat to US soil was in 1942, including a brief occupation of minor bits of what later became Alaska.

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I am aware that it has never happened before, and I am confident that it can never happen in the future, but what if a wave of Anti-Semitism were to arise from an unwholesome provocation by Jews? How, then, would the guardians of truth handle such an unthinkable occurrence?  Preview Open

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Continuing from my last reflections, I have now reached Part 7 of the book, but I still intend to restrict my discussions to the first 4 parts for now. The first 4 parts of War and Peace conclude with the rout of the Russian army at Austerlitz. Tolstoy’s narration of Austerlitz and the earlier Shongrabern are by […]

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A wit once told me that everyone approaches the great books the same way -wondering by what standard some fool called them great. And that everyone who reads the great books realizes that there was no fool designation, but that the books are rightly named. This winter, for my own improvement and because I needed […]

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