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February 20, 2003

Human Nature

I am reading a book now by William Stevenson, entitled "A Man Called Intrepid" about his role as an intelligence officer (spy) in the Second World War. I came upon the following,
We failed to face that critical question prior to 1939. Not one of the democracies honestly confronted the obvious threats to its survival. They would not unite, rearm or consider sacrifices for individual or collective security. There were those who argued that the sacrifices were not necessary.
The more things change, the more they remain the same.