Reflections on VE Day

‘Yesterday morning at 2:41 a.m. at Headquarters, General Jodl, the representative of the German High Command, and Grand Admiral Doenitz, the designated head of the German State, signed the act of unconditional surrender of all German Land, sea, and air forces in Europe to the Allied Expeditionary Force, and simultaneously to the Soviet High Command.’ […]

Foreign policy: the case for realism | James Chisem

“Errol Morris: Is it the feeling that you’re damned if you do, and if you don’t, no matter what? Robert S. McNamara: Yeah, that’s right. And I’d rather be damned if I don’t.”  — The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003) December 2015. A few days after the […]