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Means and Ends – “The Trial of Henry Kissinger” – Christopher Hitchens

January 18th, 2012 · No Comments · History, Human Rights, Means and Ends, Morality, Politics, Power, Security Policy, War

If one can demonstrate that there was such a plan (to remove the President of Cypress), and that Kissinger knew about it in advance, then it follows logically and naturally that he was not ostensibly looking for a crisis – as he self-pityingly asks us to believe – but for a solution. The fact that [...]

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War and Civilisation – “The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius” from “Fifty Orwell Essays” – George Orwell

October 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Civilisation, History, War, WW2

As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me. They do not feel any enmity against me as an individual, nor I against them. They are ‘only doing their duty’, as the saying goes. Most of them, I have no doubt, are kind-hearted law-abiding men who would never dream of [...]

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