Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Great War

As in the rest of life, many people on the web are commemorating the end of the First World War. I have a hard time not denouncing the First World War any the time the subject comes up, so I am Always reluctant to say much publicly on this date. However, the estimable Laura Rozen at the valuable news site War and Piece provided a link to this thought piece by Jeet Heer, which comes close to expressing my feelings, so if you are interested, have a look. At the very least it's better than anything I could've come up with at the moment.

You might also have a look at what Nicholas Sarkozy said: good and maybe even politically brave, but it took 90 years for someone to say it.

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  1. About Sarkozy's speech today: I recall that about ten years ago, France's then Socialist government tried to include the mutineers in the celebrations. The right-wing opposition, with Mr. Sarkozy at their head, were very vocal in denouncing such "pacifism" (his exact word). What a difference ten years and a presidency make...

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