British Military Planning and Aims in 1944
‘Man is born free,’ said Rousseau, ‘and everywhere he is in chains.’ His reference was to political constraints; I borrow his phrase to emphasise the more widespread compulsion imposed by time upon the supposed liberty of human action. Choices made at a given time depend on earlier choices.
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