Affluent Western societies have often proved reluctant to use force to prevent greater future violence. “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things,” observed the British philosopher John Stuart Mill. “The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.” -- Victor Davis Hanson
Why Study War?
Military history teaches us about honor, sacrifice, and the inevitability of conflict.
--Victor Davis Hanson
Read the whole thing at http://onthebackofmymind.blogspot.com/2009/01/in-this-time-of-peace-at-any-price-why.html
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