On The “Unwinnable” Wars

For all their faults, one thing that the “unwinnable” wars like the War on Poverty and the War on Drugs had is a relatively clear definition of purpose.

I know, for all intents and purposes, what the goal is in a war on poverty, or on illegal drugs, or even a war on terror. Today’s big policy agendas, while perhaps setting some more realistic goals, seem to lack that clarity of purpose.

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