Tag: Vietnam

What the words of Lt. Calley teach us about how we see (and don’t see) our enemies.

History, Quick Takes

“Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong,” Hegel wrote. “They are conflicts between two rights.” In the last few days I have been somehow compelled to meditate on how the rush of events in our world reflect this kind of tragic destiny which perhaps only Hegel, the last genuine philosopher of history, seemed to have comprehended.

Quick Takes