Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Unnecessary War

Pat Buchanan defends his new book.
The focus of The Unnecessary War is on the colossal blunders by British statesmen that reduced Britain from the greatest empire since Rome into an island dependency of the United States in three decades. It is a cautionary tale, written for America, which is treading the same path Britain trod in the early 20th century.

Andrew Cusack discusses the immorality of fighting evil with evil. Share

5 comments:

de Brantigny said...

While the Pope has expressed his disagreement with the attack on Iraq he has not made that statement "ex-cathedra". Were he to do so he would have placed Catholics in a precarious position. I wsould rather (and I have) fight terrorists in Iraq than in North Carolina.

elena maria vidal said...

I totally understand, Richard. Although I think in Mr. Buchanan's case, he is talking mostly about the failed diplomacy that led up to WWII, and Mr. Cusack in the Taki article, as well. In the Norumbega article Andrew is looking at war from more of a general point of view. It would be impossible to agree with everything in all three articles but I think that both gentlemen point to some interesting lessons from history, relevant for our times.

Kirt Higdon said...

Thanks very much for the link to Andrew Cusack's essay and the reference to Pat Buchanan's excellent book, which I have read and passed on to others. It is comforting to be a member of the Catholic Church in an age of brutal militarism, to know that our shepherds are doing their best to bring peace and reconciliation to nations.

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you, Kirt. I thought the articles were pretty thought-provoking.

JaaJoe said...

Pat Buchanan's new book makes some great points but falls apart when he spins he tries to spin his antisemitism in to something he thinks people can digest. He poises him self in a position where you have to agree with him, but then drops a bomb in your lap. Nice tactics, but none the less futile. I suggest reading this book review on his new book.