Tag: War

Robert E. Lee the Philosopher – The Imaginative Conservative

By Richard M. Weaver Robert E. Lee once uttered one of history’s most searching observations: “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.” What is the meaning of this statement, which is richer than a Delphic saying?… Continue Reading “Robert E. Lee the Philosopher – The Imaginative Conservative”

The Battle of Jumonville Glen: The French & Indian War Begins ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Craig Bruce Smith While the Battle of Jumonville Glen may not be considered the start of the war from the British perspective, it resulted in an expanded colonial conflict engulfing the world in violence, which then began the rift between Britain and their… Continue Reading “The Battle of Jumonville Glen: The French & Indian War Begins ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Requiem for a Soldier: Louis Awerbuck – The Imaginative Conservative

Louis Awerbuck believed that societies fell to folly when they drew distinct lines between their warriors and scholars. What this ultimately led to was a society’s thinking being done by cowards and its fighting done by fools. Awerbuck saw himself as the keeper of… Continue Reading “Requiem for a Soldier: Louis Awerbuck – The Imaginative Conservative”

The 1783 Treaty of Paris ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By American Delegates His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States to be free sovereign and independent states, that he treats with them as such, and for himself, his heirs, and successors, relinquishes all claims to the government, propriety, and territorial rights of the… Continue Reading “The 1783 Treaty of Paris ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Afghanistan debacle shows that our rulers need to ask for wisdom | Analysis News | The Christian Post

By Mark Horne This is how arrogance and wrong decisions breed incompetence. — Read on http://www.christianpost.com/news/afghanistan-debacle-shows-that-our-rulers-need-to-ask-for-wisdom.html

Among the Paynim: Afghanistan in Perspective – The Imaginative Conservative

By Stephen Masty The lesson for American conservatives is this: Shrink the size and aspirations of government at home and abroad; shun future foreign entanglements as General Washington advised; but keep cooperating more closely with Afghans and stick it out for America’s own lasting… Continue Reading “Among the Paynim: Afghanistan in Perspective – The Imaginative Conservative”

Victory Over Japan: Did the End Justify the Means? ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Devin Foley The central moral issue regarding both the atomic bomb and fire-bombings of cities is whether or not civilians play a key role in a ‘total war.’ When an entire society is mobilized for war, who is making the war possible through… Continue Reading “Victory Over Japan: Did the End Justify the Means? ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

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