Quote of the Day, 12-1-08

“What the United States cannot do- what no outside nation could do- is to create by fiat a free, democratic Japan.  It has never worked in any dominated country.  No foreigner can decree, for a people who have not his habits and assumptions, a manner of life after his own image.” -Ruth Benedict, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword

[Editor note: Stick in “Iraq”, or “Afghanistan”, and you have yourself an accurate description of what’s going on over there.]

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