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August 18, 2010

Author Christopher Hitchens

Charlie Rose interviews Christopher Hitchens. In which Rose is not wearing socks and the Hitch quotes Samuel Johnson:

"Every man thinks meanly of himself if he has never been a soldier or not having been to sea."


This is Hitch on an excellent day (with a grateful hat tip to the Armored Facilities Manager).

Related: From two years ago but still news. Prince Harry can look every soldier in the eye.

It is an old joke, vintage late-Victorian Punch magazine, the time of the second Afghan War, but still one that brings an affectionate smile at the thought of infantry-cavalry rivalry: what is the role of cavalry on the modern battlefield? Answer, to lend tone to what otherwise would be a mere vulgar brawl.

King Harry, please.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 18, 2010 06:27 AM