The prospect filled me with horror,but what filled me with even more horror was the fact that the anticipation of carnage was delightful to something like ninety per cent of the population. I had to revise my views on human nature.
I had supposed until that time that it was quite common for parents to love their children, but the War persuaded me that it is a rare exception. I had supposed that most people liked money better than almost anything else, but I discovered that they liked destruction even better. I had supposed that intellectuals frequently loved truth, but I found here again that not ten per cent of them prefer truth to popularity.引自 第一章 第一次世界大战
Late into the night I stayed alone in the streets, watching the temper of the crowd, as...
When the War was over, I saw that all I had done had been totally useless except to mys...