Are we following in the footsteps of Athens? Let’s leave the path before we come to the same end.

Summary:  America can develop a sound grand strategy, if only we clearly see the path we're now on.  Perhaps an analogy from history can help. 'What's the point of having this superb military that you're always talking about if we can't use it? --- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Colin Powell (chairman of the Joint … Continue reading Are we following in the footsteps of Athens? Let’s leave the path before we come to the same end.

Are we fools? Yes, if we repeat the “who lost China” madness.

America's combination of hubris and paranoia produces many strange things -- which we baffle our descendents -- but the repeating debates in the form of "who lost China" must take the booby-prize. "The Coming Failure On Iran", Jackson Diehl (a deputy editor), Washington Post, 4 October 2009 -- The title says it all.  If Iran … Continue reading Are we fools? Yes, if we repeat the “who lost China” madness.