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Helprin’s "What We Did Wrong" Considered

Mark Helprin wrote what I thought was a surprising piece for the May 5 issue of National Review (not on line). Although the article is worth reading (I always learn something from him), Mac Owens takes issue with him on two important points: Owens says, "I can only conclude that he [Helprin] doesn’t really believe that 1) wars should be subject to political judgments, a conclusion that would surprise Carl von Clausewitz; and 2) war has changed since 1945." I agree with Owens’ reading of Helprin.  

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