Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Brothers in arms

In the margin of a page on Lapham's quarterly is this from Thucydides:
The nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools.
Andrew Bacevich, both soldier and scholar, is neither coward nor fool. His analysis of Afghanistan (republished in Harper's this month) stands.

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