The Glass Is Just Empty
History. Grim, bloody history. The new Buckley is up on NRO, but you might want to wait until after dinner.
The killed and the killers are undergoing the indefinability that attaches to the long ago. Seventeen Athenians were killed on Wednesday and eleven Spartans. Nine Algerians were trapped, 8 French ambushed. Twelve South Vietnamese, 20 Vietcong. XYZ Raids Kill 17 ABCs. In Tel Aviv, 3 Die in a Shooting. We do know that, however shrouded by the mists, in history we nevertheless did have ultimate winners and ultimate losers. Ask any Carthaginian. Can we assume that in today’s situation in the Mideast a historical outcome is foreseeable?
And I think WF is an optimist.