a thought for Wednesday VII

“War is an episode, a crisis, a fever the purpose of which is to rid the body of fever. So the purpose of a war is to end the war.”

-William Faulkner

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July 27, 2005. politically motivated.

3 Comments

  1. dawn replied:

    one would think. . .

  2. Comfort Addict replied:

    I hope that he was being ironic. Otherwise, the cure is not worse than the disease, it is the disease.

  3. landismom replied:

    I think the point he was trying to make (at least as I read it) was that there is no point to war–that the effort is self-defeating.

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