Victor Davis Hanson (emphasis added):
Throughout history, the trigger points of war have traditionally been such borderlands — the methoria between Argos and Sparta, the Rhine and Danube as the frontiers of Rome, or the Alsace-Lorraine powder keg between France and Germany. These disputes did not always arise, at least at first, as efforts to invade and conquer a neighbor. They were instead mutual expressions of distinct societies that valued clear-cut borders — not just as matters of economic necessity or military security but also as a means of ensuring that one society could go about its unique business without the interference and hectoring of its neighbors.
Read the whole thing, Why borders matter — and a borderless world is a fantasy
Judith L says
I think the song, Imagine, has done more damage to common sense than anything else. It is sung at nearly every graduation. The singers and the audience get all misty-eyed, believing that what is being said is profound. Actually, Imagine is a statement of a druggie’s longing for oblivion.
I fear that if we follow down the Imagine road, we will all end at oblivion–or a horror that is worse than annihilation.
Imagine is a statement of a druggie’s longing for oblivion.