The lesson of Dunkirk

Posted: February 25, 2014 at 3:39 a.m.

Politics is often like war. Unfortunately, politicians, the media and the voting public seldom have the same degree of realism and discipline with which professional soldiers fight wars. You can indulge your emotions and base your decisions on wishful thinking in politics in a way that you are not likely to when your life is on the line in battle.

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Editorial, Pages 12 on 02/25/2014