Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Robert Ingersoll on War

"War destroys. Peace creates. War is decay and death. Peace is growth and life--sunlight and air. War kills men. Peace maintains them. Artillery does not reason; it asserts. A bayonet has point enough , but no logic. When the sword is drawn, reason remains in the scabbard."

Not bad for a member of the [American] Republicans I think you'd agree...

Robert G Ingersoll was considered by Eugene V Debs to be the greatest orator of all time, no small compliment coming from Debs.

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