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This one probably slipped by most people, as it showed up in that bastion of mass media attention, The Boston Phoenix, but Professor, née Colonel Andrew Bacevich gave a sharp and important interview to their reporter, and you should read it.
The key take away: wars fought because we’ve been fighting them are (a) futile, and (b) demand sacrifices of those committed to giving them for reasons inadequate to that devotion.
On a happier note, for those wishing to enjoy some truly happy snark on the idiocies of nativism from a historical point of view should check out this piece by that foundational journalist, Daniel Defoe, pointed out to me by the admirable Thony C of Renaissance Mathematicus.
That’s it for a busy Thursday afternoon. Sons and in-laws await, and so I’ll steal a much better writer’s farewell until tomorrow.
Image: Hans von Gersdorff, “Battlefield Wounds” in Feldbuch der Wundarznei, 1517