I’m going to do this in two parts, the second being an update to this post. The first part is short, simply to alert you to an interesting set of posts and the roundup and analysis conducted by one Billy Beck right here.
The rest of what I’ll have to post will likely make little, or at least less sense without the background. Read those links at the top of Billy’s post, in order, then his analysis. Think you understand why we didn’t continue on and take out Stalin at the end of WWII? Do you think our eventual involvement in WWII was principally a fight for freedom? How sure are you?
This has vast geopolitical, cultural, and even human implications and I hope to touch on a few of them later.
Update: I’ve got other stuff to throw up, so when I get to this, it’ll be in a new entry.