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Wars and choices 

August 24, 2022 George Weigel 16

One of the more irritating tropes of this age in which sloganeering has replaced argumentation is the alleged distinction between “wars of choice” and “wars of necessity.” That distorted and distorting antinomy was first deployed […]

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The lessons of Russian warmaking

July 6, 2022 George Weigel 46

CRACOW. Four and a half months after Russia invaded Ukraine on the Orwellian pretext of displacing a “Nazi” regime — a regime that enjoys a democratic legitimacy absent from Russia for two decades — what […]

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Longing for the Apocalypse, Now

March 20, 2022 Nathanael Blake 21

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it has been hard to resist the lust for justice. Putin’s brutal tactics, along with the pathos of his victims and the courage of Ukrainian resistance, all shared online […]