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China likes to rattle sabers over the island it views as a breakaway province, periodically threatening to crush Taiwan with its overwhelmingly superior military forces.
can rattle sabers well enough, but stop at the brink when appropriate--machismo doesn't have to rule.
Although Sir John is necessarily aware of the heated historiographical debates that aspects of his subject have aroused in recent decades, he seems reluctant to rattle sabers himself, and his judicious conclusions often take the form of passing asides.