Re: Vanguard: Storming Heaven by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)
OK, I stand corrected. However that simply shifts the blame from one branch of Starfleet to another. Either way, Starfleet doesn't come out of the vanguard affair looking like a force for good.
And I don't think anyone is saying otherwise. What I personally am saying is that the real world doesn't always allow for sharply drawn black and white morality.
I like the fact that some Trek authors also create difficult scenarios that the characters must simply try to do their best with, using the information they have, the limitations they have, and their own best judgements.
"New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled, the humiliating question arises, 'Why then are you not taking part in them?' " - H. G. Wells