Saturday, April 22, 2006

So Many Inches for So Much Nonsense

Never before have I seen so many inches of Washington Post columns devoted to so much nonsense, and Robert Kaplan ends it all with hollower words, sounding like a pretentious sage basking in the drunken slumber of a deep discovery:

Never before have we needed a more unified military-diplomatic approach to foreign policy. For the future is a multidimensional game of containment.

What on earth, exactly, is a "multidimensional game of containment" supposed to be if it is not a self-isolating policy to doom. Perhaps, to make it sound even more Hilbertian and mathematically pure, Kaplan should have called it an infinite-dimensional game (of self-deception?).

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