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|'There are no dull subjects in this world to write about, but the world is full of |
mighty dull writers,' he said.” 1929 Arthur E. Bostwick, The ... There is no
substitute (In war there is no substitute) for victory. 1932 Percy Elliott Lindley,
Human Nature ...
|Thus we are already at war with communism; it is just as well that we are; and "in |
war there is no substitute for victory." For MacArthur, victory means "victory over
the nation and men who without provocation or justification have warred against
|Here the two alternatives would be win- ning and losing, and this is how he is |
interpreting the choices. If there is no substitute for victory, then one cannot lose
—and this entails the requirement that one must do anything possible to win.
|To argue the same point in a different way, consider the problem of victory. On his |
return from Korea in 1951, General Douglas MacArthur told a joint session of
Congress, "There is no substitute for victory" (Brodie 1973, 4). Needless to say,
|More importantly, this moment of remembrance served to remind all Americans of |
his well-known values and beliefs, especially his firm conviction that there “could
be no substitute for victory.” In a letter to Time, one veteran who served with ...
|Not surprisingly, we owe to a general, Douglas MacArthur—a man who spoke in |
his farewell address, amid purple evocations of the warrior's sacrifice, of ''the
horror'' of war—the brutal truth that ''in war there is no substitute for victory.''20
|Life magazine reported in 1938: “in London no substitute for victory 479 peace-|
yearning Prime Minister Chamberlain ... The Times of London commented in
September 1960 that “There was much talk just then of the coming 'Nose Count'
|MacArthur did not agree with the more complicated logic of limiting battlefield |
territory, targets, and weaponry. What to do next? The correct answer for
MacArthur was, "In war there is NO SUBSTITUTE for VICTORY." MacArthur saw
|In No Substitute for Victory, author David Rigby grapples with this issue and determines that, in the case of the United States, there are a number of different strategies that have brought victory in battle to American forces over the ...|
|Since we were already at war with Red China, MacArthur argued, there was |
every justification for such action. And in his view, ... is to win our wars . . . the will
to win, the sure knowledge that in war there is no substitute for victory." (Italics are