The fight, this war, this fight against the remnants of terrorism will go on for some time.
It is not patriotic to commit young Americans to war unless our national security clearly requires it.
To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
As you may recall, Truman was extremely unpopular when he finally left Washington in 1953, thanks largely to the Korean War. Today, however, he is thought to have been a solidly good president, a ‘Near Great’ even, in the terminology of those surveys of historians they do every now and then.