Quote of the day

By Megan McArdle

From Andrew Bacejevich, skewering a new Stalin bio in the National Interest:

For any great power, the essential prerequisite of "peace" is that others should accede to the aspiring hegemon’s own requirements.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2007/09/quote-of-the-day/1856/