The arc of history makes widows. The lives of the mass of men since the beginning have been nasty, brutish and short. Here's why that's good news for all of us.
History is not a series of do-overs. If we learned anything from "The End of History", it's that it's not over. At all.
Politics is not a game of Texas Hold'em. Russia lacks our bankroll but they do have balls in spades. A pair of balls willing do what we are unwilling to do in this case. Here are two aces—presently unused—that could avoid war.