‘Fog of war” is a notorious euphemism for the unanticipated consequences of armed conflict. As active-duty and retired officers have attested during the first weeks of the Iraqi war, the battle plan changes the moment armed forces go into combat.
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In 1970, at the age of 56, Alec Guinness, by then one of the best-known character actors in the world, sat for a formal portrait.
Not long ago, I heard several chaplains of a major U.S.
Yann Martel won Britain’s most prestigious literary award, the Man Booker Prize, for Life of Pi, a book that reinvents the lost-