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The Price of Civilisation – Looking Back on the Spanish War from “Fifty Orwell Essays” – George Orwell.

October 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Civilisation, Extremism, History, Means and Ends, Morality, Non-Violence, Pacifism, Politics, Security Policy, War

We have become too civilized to grasp the obvious. For the truth is very simple. To survive you often have to fight, and to fight you have to dirty yourself. War is evil, and it is often the lesser evil. Those who take the sword perish by the sword, and those who don’t take the sword perish by smelly diseases.

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