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I am proud of my service and proud of those who served alongside me. But war is about more than service and sacrifice — it’s about winning. Sixty years ago, Americans looked to Europe and Asia and saw continents liberated and despots defeated. With the Islamic State on the rampage, Americans today look to a Middle East that is humiliatingly worse off than the way we found it.

Via Why Trump’s Antiwar Message Resonates with White America by J.D. Vance published April 4, 2016 by the New York Times.

While the authors of this blog would not vote for Donald J. Trump, his presidential campaign is serving a very useful role by reshaping the discourse among the American elite. J.D. Vance offers a fairly unique perspective on how our elite have overstepped their bounds.

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