I offered a long comment, in the course of which I mentioned the late Barbara Tuchman's The March of Folly. Which seems less read than it should be. As also people have probably stopped reading her book on the origins of WW1 (with the lack of other than military options) which purportedly Kennedy asked his National Security Council members to read, before they were confronted by the Cuban Missile Crisis and the need to reject military advice. Which is something the current US National Security Advisor McMaster thought inappropriate in his Dereliction of Duty.
Anyway, the article at The Conversation is here and this is a little bit of it. Iraq is entitled to a place in the headline above from my last line.
|From a mural at the Secretariat of Public Education, Mexico City|
my photo 2015
"True Civilisation with be the harmony of men with the earth
and men between themselves."
I think this is attributable to Emiliano Zapata.
Here's a page that seems popular at my 2015 Mexico blog.