The “miracle” is the delivery of a sacred message: Britain indomitable, moving from sacrifice to rebirth—to victory.
The United States and Britain almost came to blows in 1861 over the Trent Affair. Yet, conflict was averted. What it says about the state of play between Beijing and Washington today—and for the chances of war—is striking.
Battles rarely turn the tide of history. We're merely beating our chests.
The Western ideal is dying. We have become a militarized people and the catastrophes of civil war, pandemics and climate change lie in our and the world’s futures.
As a result of America’s misadventures in Iraq and Afghanistan, we have lost the global clout we derived from our role in World War II—for good.
The Long War needs a story of World War Two-like significance. The enemy is not only powerful, it is also the "enemy of civilization."
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