I’ll be back on science blogs soon.
Meantime, here’s a great quote for our time:
“The Result in War is Never Absolute. Lastly, even the final decision of a whole War is not always to be regarded as absolute. The conquered State often sees in it only a passing evil, which may be repaired in after times by means of political combinations. How much this must modify the degree of tension, and the vigour of the efforts made, is evident in itself.”
-Carl von Clausewitz, “On War,” 1832