Friday, March 13, 2009

Quotes: Military (5)

Military 347 "The goddam officers, Red snorted, a bunch of college kids who think it’s [war’s] like going to a football game." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead. The typical officer?

Military 393 T"he weight of their packs was crushing, but they considered them as part of their bodies, a boulder lodged in their backs." Mailer, The Naked and the Dead. Routine in the military.

Military 12 "The result [of a standing army] is that they even have to seek out a war so as not to have unskilled soldiers, and wantonly to kill men so that…their hands or spirits may not grow dull through lack of practice." Sir Thomas More, Utopia. The result of standing armies.

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