FrashavanIt's the whole prodigal son thingMon May 28, 2012 10:0622.214.171.124Of course the British want the Americans on their side...the father in the story ordered the fatted calf to be killed, after all. The British will do any number of things to get the US on side, and largely ignore the fact that the US is using them; the "special relationship" (which the British believe in, thought the Americans don't) is fundamentally dysfunctional.
- Barbara Tuchman's book ... Baruch, Mon May 28 08:01is a little too credulous. The British conspired for years to get the US on their side, instead of Germany's. At that time I would have been opposed to either side, both being aggressive. The... more
- It's the whole prodigal son thing Frashavan, Mon May 28 10:06
- MItchell Palmer Frashavan, Mon May 28 09:12A lot of the papers were shut down during the Red Scare, though, not so much for being German, as for having socialist cred. I'm not sure what happened in the USA, but I know that, here in Canada,... more
- This was from WW I, right? Baruch, Mon May 28 11:12Reparations going back to WW I in the US, would be unthinkable. Shalom