Trade tariffs take place of war with swords and shields, cannons and cavalry (letter)
August 7, 2018
Dear editor: I have long thought that our society has come far enough that wars no longer needed to be fought with blood and bones. Communication, internet, voice transmission, etc., can move wars into rooms of trade negotiations, currency escalation and devaluation and tariffs.
While it is not my intention to praise the unilateral actions of this administration, I commend that they have trended in that direction. Wars no longer need be fought with swords and shields with cannons and cavalry, nor bombs, nuclear or otherwise. Whoever takes credit, it is a major step for humanity. The fact that wars can manifest in dollars and taxes and quotas is a positive and hopefully irrevocable change that will endure forever.