A Poem for Armistice Day

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Mark of New Jersey

Mark is a Founding Editor of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, the predecessor of Ordinary Times.

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  1. Avatar ktward
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    “I am not protesting against the conduct of the war, but against the political errors and insincerities for which the fighting men are being sacrificed.”

    Amen.Report

  2. Avatar Jason Kuznicki
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    says:

    I suppose then that even if we do dismiss Shelley, we have another poet who can help us to understand war.

    Scott, what say you?Report

  3. Avatar Scott
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    Sassoon knew what he was talking about and I respect that, though I disagree with him on the point that WW1 turned from a war of liberation into one of aggression and conquest.Report

  4. Avatar DensityDuck
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    Even in the annals of war, World War I was a spectacular compendium of stupidity.

    Although, in a way, we should thank Kaiser Wilhelm for once-and-for-all destroying the notion that hereditary monarchies (or families of same) had any special claims to intelligence, wisdom, or general worthiness.Report

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