Why pacifism is morally indefensible

Influenced by Henry David Thoreau and Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi is perhaps the first person to put the principles of nonviolence and non-cooperation into effect of a mass scale. Explaining this principle, in For Pacifists, he wrote; The science of war leads one to dictatorship, pure and simple. The science of non-violence alone can lead … Continue reading

The Normandy Landings and the legacy of a war that has never really ended

Sixty-five years ago today, Allied forces took the beachhead in Normandy, France, in one of the most iconic military assaults of the Second World War. The event, which has inspired countless cinematic portrayals, was the pivotal moment in defining the ultimate outcome of the war. Moreover, the anniversary of the Normandy Landings has coincided with … Continue reading