Tuesday, January 20, 2004


One of the reasons I like to read just about anything written by Victor Davis Hanson is he reminds us what we've forgotten. He can take almost any event and show how the same circumstances have occurred, possibly many times, in the past. And the results have nearly always been the same. Santayana may have been the first to say "those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it", but Hanson says it weekly.

Hanson now has a doppelganger. Wretchard, whose blog (Belmont Club) is now daily reading for me, is joining in this tradition. His post on Friday was particularly good.

In it, he draws the parallels between the success against the Japanese and the German armies in WWII and what we should learn from those expereinces in our efforts against terrorism (hint: killing terrorists isn't the answer).


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