6/10/13

"The only sort of war I thoroughly despise"

"Mr. H. G. Wells; then a sort of semi-detached Fabian... went out of his way to scoff at the indignation of the Pro-Boers against the Concentration Camps. Indeed he still maintains, while holding all wars indefensible, that this is the only sort of war to be defended. He says that great wars between great powers are absurd, but that it might be necessary, in policing the planet, to force backward peoples to open their resources to cosmopolitan commerce. In other words, he defends the only sort of war I thoroughly despise, the bullying of small states for their oil or gold."

~G.K. Chesterton: Autobiography.

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