By Bruce Comens
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The answer to that question finally depends on a fuller understanding of the bomb and its relation to culture. For the moment, however, it will suffice to note that Stein's indifference, her playful but determined insistence on the priority of human interests and human practices, constitutes a defense against the Bomb. If we are alert to and intent on human interestsand that repeated word acquires extra resonance when considered in relation to the newly important "American interests" of 1946the Bomb will not be of interest and therefore will not be used.
In Howard 101). Elsewhere he first distinguishes among three levels of operation, "as tactics is an application of strategy on a lower plane, so strategy is an application on a lower plane of 'grand strategy,' "and then adds that "grand strategy" is itself subservient to "the political objective of the warthe goal defined by fundamental policy'' (qtd. in Eccles 4546). This neat hierarchy of command, with each level implementing the decisions of the higher level, is doubtless a useful military model, though one wonders how accurately it describes actual practice.
That rupture had of course several causes. The sheer length and scope of the war combined with its lack of any evident progress to strip away ideals through sheer weariness, a weariness that inevitably focuses on the trenches. After November 1914, when they were established as a 400-mile "line" extending from the coast of Belgium to the Swiss border, the trenches showed little variationperhaps a few hundred yards, rarely a mile or morefor the next Page 12 three years (Robbins 34). Paul Fussell has calculated that the actual trenches, including both sides, total about 25,000 miles (37).
Apocalypse and After: Modern Strategy and Postmodern Tactics in Pound, Williams, and Zukofsky by Bruce Comens