Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Reality of Piracy.

-Mutatis Mutandis.-
One of the most important lessons I’ve learned about military history came from Victor Davis Hanson who taught me that war is like water: its chemical properties have remained unchanged throughout the ages. The Romans called this mutatis mutandis; the idea that, taking account for time and space, things remain the same. The emotions a young Athenian felt griping his shield before clashing with the Persians on the plains of Marathon are no different than what a young Marine feels on a combat patrol just before contact with the Taliban in the valleys of Marjah. Fear, the desire to prove one’s mettle before the enemy, and will to not let down the man by your side has always dominated the moral element of war’s design...

More at the Naval Institute's Blog...


http://blog.usni.org/2010/07/22/the-reality-of-piracy/

10 comments:

  1. 教育的目的,不在應該思考什麼,而是教吾人怎樣思考............................................................

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  2. 一時的錯誤不算什麼,錯而不改才是一生中永遠且最大的錯誤..................................................

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  3. 好久沒有這樣輕鬆享受閱讀的樂趣了~~留個言邀您分享我的快樂~~..................................................................

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