When one discovers a serious flaw in some highly favored this or that one has stumbled upon the great law of the universe — probability balance. This oh so obvious but overlooked unwritten law basically says that at some point in time creation and that which is good will be offset by destruction and that which is bad — stares are born and stars die, peace is offset by war, love by hate. Only hope is eternal, but just so long as humankind exists, which at this point in history with huge stockpiles of nukes is highly problematic.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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