“brilliant, but not correct.”
Quoted in Horace Porter Campaigning with Grant as “what Cuvier said of the French Academy’s definition of a crab”.
In my latest Epoch Times column I write that China’s real environmental record shows how inefficient as well as dangerous dictatorships are. Far from being able to “turn on a dime” to green their economy or do any other praiseworthy thing, they suppress information, ignore costs, and lumber about doing wasteful harm.
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
In my latest National Post column I deplore the conventional wisdom that in any showdown between Iran and the West, it is the West that lacks attractive options and must find some face-saving way to give in.
“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