Thursday, June 18, 2009

The American Century - Thanks to Wellington



Here's a very good one-pager on how we owe our freedoms to Wellington's defeat of Napoleon 194 years ago today, and about how little war has changed in the past 200 years.

A sample:
It is still the American century, though we’ve now spilled into the 21st, and remain in direct combat and political manuevers with multiple adversaries that would like to bring it to an end. It is the same battle that Wellington fought against autocratic tyranny at Waterloo. You can dicker about whether, as a British general at the opening of the 19th century, he represented freedom, but for Europe and ultimately the world he did. This is the battle that never ends, and that we still fight. It remains, like Waterloo, a close-run thing.
Go read it all.

H/T Jules Crittenden

1 comment:

Vince said...

Good reporting....


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