|Sent on:||Sunday, October 30, 2011 8:37 PM|
Up to 72 million dead (2.5% of the world's population), 100 million combatants, most of the world's nations involved, the awakening of a sleeping giant, a day that will live in infamy, the Holocaust, the total defeat of two empires, the use of nuclear weapons. Later, the birth of the UN, the beginning of the Cold War.
Today (December 6), the U.S. is in the grips of fervent isolationism, eager to stay out of the conflicts in Asia and Europe. Lindbergh and America First dominate the headlines. Americans have no thirst for war.
We have less than 20 hours of peace time remaining. At 1:48 PM tomorrow, everything will change.
"December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan... As Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense... With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounded determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God." - President F. D. Roosevelt - 8th December 1941
This evening's theme is World War II - its meaning, legacy, and portent for the future.
"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." - Churchill
Join us for an evening of food, drinks, and discussions at Irish Rogue.
A Cocktails & Conversations event combines food and drink, a casual Manhattan intellectual environment, and a social atmosphere for New Yorkers to get together, mingle, and discuss interesting topics.
Over the course of the evening, members gather in small groups for discussions. Between each discussion round, everyone socializes and has a chance to order food/drink. With a chance to join several groups throughout the event, attendees have a chance to meet many others while engaging in spirited debates in a highly social atmosphere.
"I speak in the name of the entire German people when I assure the world that we all share the honest wish to eliminate the enmity that brings far more costs than any possible benefits... It would be a wonderful thing for all of humanity if both peoples would renounce force against each other forever. The German people are ready to make such a pledge." - Adolf Hitler, 14th October 1933
"Everything that I have worked for, everything that I have believed in during my public life, has crashed into ruins." - Neville Chamberlain
"We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender." - Winston Churchill
"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat." - Winston Churchill (May 13, 1940, three days after becoming Prime Minister)
"My Luftwaffe is invincible...And so now we turn to England. How long will this one last - two, three weeks?" - Hermann Goring - June 1940
"...our people, our Empire, and indeed the whole English-speaking world are passing through a dark and deadly valley." - Winston Churchill
"Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, this was their finest hour." - Winston Churchill "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." - Winston Churchill (November 10, 1942)
"And when he gets to Heaven, To St. Peter he will tell: 'One more Marine reporting, Sir — I've served my time in Hell.'" - Sgt. James A. Donahue, First Marine Division
"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity." - General Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in blood of his followers and sacrifices of his friends." - General Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We are not retreating -- we are advancing in another direction."- General Douglas MacArthur
"There is no substitute for victory." - General Douglas MacArthur
"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country." - General George S. Patton, Jr., in Patton by Francis Ford Coppola
"You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." - Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
"I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." - Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, upon learning of the success of the attack on Pearl Harbor
Drink Specials 6 - 8 PM
$3 Select Domestic Bottles
$4 Select Domestic Drafts
$5 Margaritas & Cosmos
$10 Select Pitchers
Full Dinner Menu All Evening
Hope You Can Join Us!