I’ve been listening to the CSIS’ interviews with Zbigniew Brzezinski while working on the update for two weeks from now. I was listening to something mostly about his transition from academia to policy, but the way he spoke of the ‘threat of Stalinism’ as this direct, viscerally dangerous-to-the-entire-planet thing really drove home how fundamental the fear of appeasement was for the WW2 generation. Jarring.
It’s a lot to think about.
Writer Melissa Bank said it best: ‘The only proper answer to ‘Why me?’ is ‘Why not you?’