Nov 9, 2007

George Bernard Shaw on WWI

I see the people of England united in a fierce detestation of the views and acts of Prussian Junkerism. And I see the German people stirred to the depths by a similar antipathy to English Junkerism, and anger at the apparent treachery and duplicity of the attack made on them by us in their extremist peril from France and Russia. I see both nations duped, but alas! not quite unwillingly duped, by their Junkers and Militarists into wreaking on one another the wrath they should have spent in destroying Junkerism and Militarism in their own country.

~ George Bernard Shaw, "Common Sense About the War," 1914

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