« The Pope, Condoms, AIDS and South America | Main | Now Showing ... Ratzenfreude »

...to the shores of Tripoli

Here is an article that gives the little known history behind the United States' war against the Barbary pirates and its first excursion establishing its tradition as the foremost enforcer of international law. The story is part of the famous "Marine's Hymn." The historical parallels to today's global geopolitical scene are certainly striking.

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://aquaries.elinuxservers.com/~sage/movabletype/mt-tb.cgi/565

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

About

This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on May 8, 2005 7:33 PM.

The previous post in this blog was The Pope, Condoms, AIDS and South America.

The next post in this blog is Now Showing ... Ratzenfreude.

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

Powered by
Movable Type 3.34