Sunday, January 23, 2011

"war creates no absolutely new situation"

It's  true of any war (literal, spiritual, war of words etc).
Nor does it  (if read in context) make light of the radical suffering and death that war does "create.":

"the war creates no absolutely new situation...

it simply aggravates the permanent human situation so that we can no longer ignore it."
                            -C.S. Lewis, "Living in Wartime," from "The Weight of Glory

Of course (!), two vintage Talking Heads songs come to mind:


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