Friday, November 11, 2005

All the photos in the wallets on the battlefields

Teresa has her annual post up in honor of Armistice Day. We lost something when we started calling it Veterans Day.

Added, via Writers Almanac, this quote from Bertrand Russell about the Great War:
All this madness, all this rage, all this flaming death of our civilization and our hopes, has been brought about because a set of official gentlemen, living luxurious lives, mostly stupid, and all without imagination or heart, have chosen that it should occur rather than that any one of them should suffer some infinitesimal rebuff to his country's pride.

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