Sunday, January 05, 2003

A History Lesson

"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception."
-- Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger, 1916, Ch.9

I picked this up from Tom Rush's website. (Am I the only one who remembers "Urge for Going"?)

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