Sunday, January 3, 2010

World War II, Cultural Memories and Understanding of Warfare, and the Law of Unintended Consequences:

Every battle was unrepeatable, every campaign was a special case. The people who were actually making the decisions in the war -- for the most part, senior staff officers and civil service workers who hid behind anonymous doors and unsigned briefing papers -- lurched from one improvisation to the next, with no sense of how much the limitless powers they were mustering were remaking the world.

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