The Falklands

by Peter Robinson

Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Charles Moore outlines the strategic significance of the Falklands war.

And [Thatcher] said, “Can we do it? Can we reconquer the islands?” And [Henry Leach] said, “Yes, Prime Minister we can. And though it’s not for me to say, I think we must.” And so she got interested and she said, “Why, why do you say that?” And he said, “Because if we don’t do it, we will be a country whose word counts for nothing in the world.” 

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