A Bald Man Loses His Toupee

Source: The American Conservative
by Andrew J Bacevich

“‘The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.’ So commented the great Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges regarding the small war that pitted Argentina against Great Britain in 1982. Something similar might be said about the recent tiff between France and ‘the Anglo-Saxons,’ the dismissive term that Charles de Gaulle used when referring to the United States and the United Kingdom. What we have here is a bald man highly incensed that two thieves — Joe Biden and Boris Johnson — have stolen his toupee. And with that, a carefully cultivated image is exposed as sheer fakery.” (09/29/21)