History Does Not Repeat, But It Does Rhyme, department

The British newspaper The Telegraph brings to the surface the story, that Churchill feared that the Japanese Navy would seize control of the Falkland Islands; that is a parallel, surely, with the way Barbara Tuchman explained US entry into World War One by means of the so-called Zimmerman telegram, in which the German Foreign Minister offered Mexico [compared to, in World War Two, the Japanese offering the Falklands to Argentina] all the lands conquered from it by the U.S., if it would just declare war against the U.S.

The week after this secret telegram was made known to the the American Congress, war was declared.

About M. Meo

Worked as translator, museum technician, truck lumper, lecture demonstrator, teacher (of English as a Second Language, science, math). Married for 25 years, 2 boys aged 18 & 16 (both on the Grant cross-country team). A couple of scholarly publications in the history of science. Two years in federal penitentiary, 1970/71, for refusing the draft.
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