Robert D. Kaplan
Security, Middle East
The goal if toppling Saddam Hussein's regime seemed so worthy but it was actually grandiose.
“Man’s real treasure is the treasure of his mistakes, piled up stone by stone through thousands of years,” according to Jose Ortega y Gasset, the great Spanish philosopher of the early twentieth century. For to remember the past in all its searing complexity is what separates us from the apes, Ortega goes on. By that logic, the Iraq War, which started seventeen...
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