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2 July 2012
“I think it is well for the man in the street to realise that there is no power on earth that can protect him from being bombed. Whatever people may tell him, the bomber will always get through. The only defence is in offence, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you want to save yourselves.”
Part of an address by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (1867-1947) to the British House of Commons in 1934.
The doctrine that the end justifies the means is still today the over-arching principle that determines the actions of the world’s three most powerful politicians: Barack Obama, Hu Jintao and Vladimir Putin.
You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts. For instance:
1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)
2. Das Vierte Reich/The Fourth Reich (6 Feb 2012)
3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)
4. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)
5. What would Gandhi have said? (30 Jan 2012)
Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.