Saturday, September 26

Back to the future

With more than 50% of the British and French public now in favour of sending ground troops to Syria, and Jeremy Corbyn promising to debate Trident at the conference, the ‘Back to the 70s’ narrative continues to gain traction. Niall Ferguson has written an opinion piece in today’s paper suggesting the west has blown its post-cold war peace dividend and that we need to return to relearning the arts of grand strategy and war. The Koran, he believes, has replaced Das Kapital – and the world’s short peace is ending. What comes around goes around, as we like to say…Mrs G. is dusting off her beads and Afghan coat.

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