Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Pearl Harbor myth
More people at the time knew the truth, which is not the patriotic story that is common knowledge today. From LRC.

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Here’s more from Tea at Trianon via Joshua Snyder.

Was Pat Tillman murdered?
Like less famous American soldiers he didn’t want this war

Sobran on Chesterton and the Catholic faith
As G.K. Chesterton, one of the greatest and most joyously funny writers in the English language, wrote seventy years ago, “The Church is always in advance of the world. That is why it is said to be behind the times.” “Only the Catholic Church,” he also observed, “can save a man from the degraded slavery of being a child of his age.”
On Truman
But before we start construction on the Bush Memorial, perhaps someone will explain just what Truman’s greatness (or near-greatness) consisted in. Using nuclear weapons on cities? Waging undeclared war in Korea? Trying to nationalize the steel industry?

If anything, Truman was even worse than his poll ratings suggest. He had the temperament of a vulgar dictator. His most notable achievement was his 1948 upset victory over Thomas Dewey. But how did that, or anything else he ever did, serve the public interest?

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