The Best Defense

Is Nixon the new model for Obama?

I always thought that President Obama wanted to model his domestic policy on Lincoln and his foreign policy on Eisenhower.

But the news this week of the IRS harrassing right-wing groups and the Justice Department harrassing the Associated Press evokes the Nixon era for me.

On the other hand, Nixon had better relations with the military (despite contemplating firing Creighton Abrams in Vietnam).

This is me really going off the Obama reservation.  

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Orwell disses Basil H. Liddell Hart

From Orwell's diaries, 21 September 1942: "Yesterday met Liddell Hart for the first time. Very defeatist and even, in my judgement, somewhat inclined to be pro-German subjectively."

I like this because I was really disappointed when I read Liddell Hart. 

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