“After all, Vietnam was purportedly our Sicilian expedition…”
Victor Davis Hanson in National Review December 8, 2003
In my latest Loonie Politics piece, I say legitimate concern about Donald Trump’s bad manners should not make us lose perspective on the far more ominous torrent of menacing abuse coming from the Chinese government.
"Men do learn from their mistakes; they learn how to make new ones.”
Gordon Martel The Month That Changed the World: July 1914 (quoted in a review by Gary Sheffield quoted in a blog post by Mark Collins; Martel’s specific reference is that Neville Chamberlain went to Munich to seek peace with Hitler in 1938 because he was so terrified of sleepwalking into war as in the summer of 1914)
NB this interview was done before the government said it would pay Admiral Norman’s legal bills. But I stand by my claim that the ordeal he went through, including having to fund the case himself while it was in progress and with no reasonable expectation that his bills would be covered, constitutes a powerful deterrent to anyone rocking the boat or, in this case, the supply ship..