Today is the anniversary of one of the most extraordinary battles fought during the Cold War.

The battle by the (Glorious) Gloucester Regiment against an entire Chinese army at the Imjin River was one of the most exceptional moments of the war against totalitarian socialism. So, please, if you are minded, do join me to remember what price people paid on all sides in the battle between freedom and state control.

You can find a related video here. I will be helping in another constituency today, while reflecting on this quote:

I see now more clearly than ever before that even our greatest troubles spring from something that is as admirable and sound as it is dangerous — from our impatience to better the lot of our fellows.

— Karl Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies: Volume 1 (Volume 2).

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