Monday, February 06, 2006


What can motivate a man to resolve himself to a state of constant war? Surely, on one end, a baroque, childish, wish-fulfillment vision of the afterlife. But what about the other end? Cynicism? Surely it can't be pragmatism soaked in fear? Does it have anything to do with a vision of the afterlife?

"Things get very fuzzy past the five-year point," Henry said of the review in a talk last month.

At the same time, Henry stressed yesterday, "we cannot win this long war by ourselves."


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