Monday, 28 January 2008


That september-eleventh quotation: 'The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong' (Ecclesiastes, 9:11).

Though we have to think, no, not always, that's true. But mostly it is. The race goes usually to the swift, and the battle more often to the superpower with trillions of dollars to spend on high-tech ordnance than to the small bands of suicide bombers.

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