The First Rule of Holes
There are some lessons that never seem to get learned: When you realize you're fighting a lost cause, it's time to quit.
The source: “The American Colonies” by Stanley Weintraub, in Dissent, Winter 2009.
Are there lessons for America in its own revolution that can be applied to Iraq and Afghanistan? In a Dissent symposium on exit strategies, historian Stanley Weintraub, author of Iron Tears: America’s Battle for Freedom, Britain’s Quagmire: 1775–1783 (2005),...