by Barry Rubin
Reading history I realized a marvelous analogy for current Western attempts to pry
Of course, they failed. One could say that failure was inevitable because of the similarity between the regimes in
First, there was no way the British and French were able to offer Mussolini more than Hitler did. They had neither the power nor the stomach to sell out more countries to Mussolini.
Second, Mussolini understandably concluded in 1940 that
Third, the West wouldn't ever act in such a way that Mussolini was more afraid of it than of Hitler.
Analogies can be misleading, of course, and analogies to
Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal.
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