In my latest Loonie Politics column I urge Canadians to find their outrage at news that we’re going to keep our vintage CF-18s flying until 2032 instead of getting up-to-date aerial combat capability.
“In one of the famous episodes of both history and historiography, Dexippus rallied 2,000 Athenians to fight the Heruli, but the city had already fallen…”
Edward Luttwak, The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire
“Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.”
Benjamin Franklin, quoted on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/51600-many-a-man-thinks-he-is-buying-pleasure-when-he)
“After more than two thousand years, the mothers of India still frighten their naughty children by telling them that ‘Iskander will get them,’ and Iskander is none other than Alexander the Great…”
Hendrik Van Loon The Story of Mankind
Yes, my CFRA appearance has moved from Friday at 1:30 to Wednesday at 12:30 at least for now.
“that native industry and perseverance common to all men when they are protected by a government which demands but little for its protection, when they are permitted to enjoy a system of rational laws founded on perfect freedom.”
J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer