Saturday, July 07, 2007

Best column of the week: Orsen Scott Card

Learning from History:
"American politics in the decade of the Zips (it's zip-seven right now) aren't British politics in the 1930s. American strategy in the war we're currently fighting isn't anything like the specific strategies that Hitler or Churchill needed to follow in order to win.

In fact, in one key way, we are living through the opposite of the run-up to World War II. America has a President who has taken the early action against the maniacs who seek world domination that Chamberlain refused to take. "

Card gives a great read on the history of Nevile Chamberlin and his actions leading up to WWII, and then in the 2nd half of the column, gives a fantastic analysis of the world situation.

Yes, its long. Boring? I don't think so.
Take it or leave it, but I read every word.


Rabenstrange said...

Card is one of my favorite authors.

Palm boy said...

Yup, empire was fantastic.

SolaMeanie said...

Outstanding, and spot on.

Makes me wonder if the "zips" and "cyphers" in our government will ever get it. Unfortunately, I am afraid our Congress is loaded with people more in the line of Axis Sally than Chamberlain.

Oops. That was nasty of me, wasn't it? (snort)

Palm boy said...

And Sola pulls out the howitzers on the congress...