Otto von Bismarck
"Study history, study history," espoused Sir Winston Churchill. "In history lies all the secrets of statecraft." At the 200th anniversary of Iron Chancellor and Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck, the hidden lessons from this remarkable statesman remain ever vital for the future of Europe.
Bismarck is said to have once observed that, "German foreign and military policy was hostage to its geography."
Bismarck's famous line and the sentiment behind it sums up the steady marginalizing of anything that could be considered visionary by so many elected Democrats.