Wednesday, October 20, 2004

A Bit Perplexing

Paul Denton gives a good critique of Jimmy Carter's recent claims that the Revolutionary War could have been avoided (and its objectives achieved); Denton argues that Britain's move in the 1850s toward "Responsible Government" in the "White Dominions" was in great part an attempt to avoid another American War of Independence, and that Carter is probably wrong that the American colonies (some of them, at least) would have been part of such a movement, anyway.

I confess myself a bit puzzled as to why Carter thinks the Revolutionary War was the most violent war we had fought until recently. But I am far and away more puzzled as to why Carter thinks comparing the Revolutionary War with the Iraq War on national television will lead Americans to think badly of the latter.

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