Keeping track of the wars in America
Yes, you can do a timeline and a graph showing the wars that The United States has been involved with, but the only thing that proves is that you can do timelines and graphs. If you want to understand why we have been involved with wars for the past 300 years, you have to do better than that.
This is not a trivia game, where the most important thing is to argue whether a war is properly labelled a *conflict* or a *police action*. If that's how you see it, you might as well be collecting stamps, or alphabetizing in a filing cabinet. I've known people like this all of my life, who insist on defining the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II.
If you must make a *trivia game* out of it, I guess I can't stop you. And if it gets you started on the road to understanding, then it really is a good thing. But at some point I hope that you put the trivia away, step back, and begin to understand. It's much more difficult that making labels and writing down dates, but it's what I have been working on all of my life. I could use some help here.
Posted by Brad Hall