Friday, February 20, 2009

The War Has to Continue

"Yes, the war has to continue. The muck-heap has been growing for decades...Believe me, if the war ended today, we should be back in the same old sordid squalor within a fortnight...It is not enough that shrapnel is knifing through the ranks of poor soldiers and even slitting up the money-bags of rich non-combatants. The war's great surprise will be in the guns, which are going to show a frivolous generation their utter emptiness..."

-Alban Berg (Letter to his wife, 1914)


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