Tagged: World War II

Costly Metaphors

Defenders of today’s near-global tyranny in response to a virus that has so far amassed fewer deaths in four months than a fairly typical common flu season are keen to exploit the metaphor of wartime measures to excuse their desire to suppress liberty and subject their neighbors to the risk of permanent material suffering and extreme emotional hardship. They speak of “defeating the...

Presidential Perspective

Last evening, chatting about the D-Day invasion with my wife, and finding that we were fuzzy about certain details, we decided to search YouTube (aka The Anti-Conservative Censorship Gulag of Death) for a worthwhile documentary on the subject. Having at first chosen a recent BBC item, which the documentarian introduced by declaring that he was going to overturn some misconceptions about the relative...