George Walford: Take Your Choice

During the Gulf War ‘Pro-war demonstrators often outnumbered those demonstrating against it, and opinion polls were reminiscent not of the doldrums of Vietnam but of the zenith of the Second World War.’ (Robert S. Leiken, TLS 22 May p. 6)

‘the destruction of Iraqi military power was clearly viewed by most Americans as a necessary chore rather than as an occasion for glorious combat… all observers of the American scene reported the conspicuous absence of martial enthusiasm.’ (Edward N. Luttwak, TLS 22 May p.7)

from Ideological Commentary 57, August 1992.