[lbo-talk] Anatole France on WWI

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 10:20:26 PST 2018

On the occasion of the past weekend celebrations marking the centenary of the end of WWI - a senseless slaughter of tens of millions on behalf of rival imperialist powers, annually memorialized as a “sacrifice” - my second favourite quote from Anatole France: “You think you are dying for your country; you die for the industrialists.”

My favourite from the great French novelist and radical socialist (1844-1924): “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.”

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