Friday, May 31, 2013

Why They Fight and What Democracy Means: Clifford May

Very interesting piece today by Cliff May at NRO:

"Wars do end — but rarely because one side declares them over unless, of course, that side is prepared to accept defeat."

"Imagine President Roosevelt, circa 1943, deciding it was time to end the “wars” in Europe, Asia, and North Africa, even as German and Japanese troops continued to spread fascism. Imagine President Kennedy saying it was time to wind down the Cold War even as the Soviets were expanding the frontiers of Communism. The ideology that confronts us today is no less totalitarian, no less supremacist, and no less bellicose."