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Winning the Peace

Reader comment on item: Does Israel Need a [Peace] Plan?

Submitted by Ken Goldstein (United States), Feb 3, 2003 at 15:34

Thank you for a lucid, rational and expremely well-written piece. If I may inject just one quibble, may I respectfully suggest that you recommend the works of Victor Davis Hanson to your readers. This respected military historian explains in some detail why it is all well and good to win wars but to win the peace, it is necessary to thoroughly defeat one's opponent and leave no doubt as to which side actually won. Examples abound, many of which you correctly cited. And of course, this "defeat" may be military or it may be economic and political in nature. Thanks again.

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