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March 11, 2003

War is almost upon us. The UN is doing its job of constraining the war party. Russia and France continue with their proposals. John Howard pushes for war In the US Anne Coulter continues to fume; Charles Krauthammer has a case of the historical shudders; Peggy Noonan dreams on; but Mark Steyn's spirits sag.

So we need to think about war. Why not turn to someone who has written extrensively on war?. This historical account by the military historian Martin Van Creveld, called 'Through a Glass Darkly' is to one way to transgress the heroic machismo view of war of the top guns.

His views on the Israel/Palestinian conflict can be found here in a interview with the ABC's Foreign Correspondent and here

Martin Van Creveld's views are controversial, as can be seen by this Interview

And for those with a big optimism about peace through war should read PROFESSOR VAN CREVELD’S TERRIFYING WORLD to understand why some of us get the historical shudders.

This interview suggests a way to avoid war. This link is courtesy of Loren Webster's Planting seeds of hope. My personal response to the historical shudders is inspired by Loren and can be found at forever young

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 9:55 AM | | Comments (0)