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War and human nature

Post by David Seago on March 26, 2008 at 5:59 am with No Comments »
March 26, 2008 5:59 am

Quote for the day:


A fictional military man, an old experienced commander, observed that he “knew how capable people who desire something are of grouping all the information in such a way that it seems to confirm what they desire, and knew how willingly on such occasions they omit all that contradicts it.”


The writer? Leo Tolstoy, in the new translation of “War and Peace.” The novel was completed in 1869 – long before anyone ever heard of “weapons of mass destruction.”

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