VICTOR DAVIS HANSON . . . "Had Germany not declared war on the United States after Pearl Harbor, it is likely that America would have focused on Japan and left Britain alone to fight Germany — just as it had done since 1939. So why did the three Axis powers commit such blunders that would lose them the new global war in less than four years?"
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"We should be careful this anniversary year. War starts when weak but aggressive nations are deluded into believing that they are powerful — and wrongly conclude that the truly strong and rational are somehow weak."