Sunday, 9 November 2008

Remembrance Sunday

We should never forget the suffering that our wars have inflicted, but is this the way to do it? People in uniform marching around, military bands, requests for forgiveness addressed to the perhaps imaginary being that was often invoked as the sponsor of war... And the talk is of heroes and martyrs rather than victims. War is mostly a negative-sum game in which the losses on all sides outweigh any gains.

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