I speak of groups because I want a term of the widest significance. For one hour, twice a year at least--at the regimental dinner, where the ghosts sit at table more numerous than the living, and on this day when we decorate their graves--the dead come back and live with us.
Friendship, do I say? To think that there is anyone who is so lost in luxury that he takes another's word as to whether he is sitting down! The instances which have been cited suffice to show that religion has been quite as much a stimulus to war as to peace; and religious wars are proverbial for ruthlessness and ferocity.
As we have seen, the Australians live in very small groups, but they assemble from time to time in large kin-groups for purposes of festivals of a religious character. Yet what has that name been built on but the soldier's choice of honor rather than life?
It was once a foible confined to the Greeks to inquire into what number of rowers Ulysses had, whether the Iliad or the Odyssey was written first, whether moreover they belong to the same author, and various other matters of this stamp, which, if you keep them to yourself, in no way pleasure your secret soul, and, if you publish them, make you seem more of a bore than a scholar.
Of how many that old woman wearied with burying her heirs? They tried to force others to join the confederacy — that is, to come into the peace-pact or to make an alliance with it; if they would do neither, war arose and the outside people was either exterminated or absorbed.
Mucius she tries by fire, Fabricius by poverty, Rutilius by exile, Regulus by torture, Socrates by poison, Cato by death.
They annex ever age to their own; all the years that have gone ore them are an addition to their store. If this be so, the use of this day is obvious. If you say that he will not receive injury, that is, that no one will attempt to injure him, then, abandoning all other business, I am for becoming a Stoic.
Generally an agreement is reached, but if not, long hostilities endure between two neighboring villages. They desire at times, if it could be with safety, to descend from their high pinnacle; for, though nothing from without should assail or shatter, Fortune of its very self comes crashing down.
It does not matter, therefore, how many darts are hurled against him, since none can pierce him. To fight out a war, you must believe something and want something with all your might. In BC, the Qin armies invaded from the north, captured the king, and annexed Qi. It is when two men are striving side by side in the struggle for existence, to extort from nature the supplies they need, that they come into rivalry and a collision of interest with each other takes place.
No one of these will force you to die, but all will teach you how to die; no one of these will wear out your years, but each will add his own years to yours; conversations with no one of these will bring you peril, the friendship of none will endanger your life, the courting of none will tax your purse.
Just as it was started on its first day, so it will run; nowhere will it turn aside, nowhere will it delay.
Ask about the men whose names are known by heart, and you will see that these are the marks that distinguish them: All the members of one group are comrades to each other, and have a common interest against every other group. Old age surprises them while their minds are still childish, and they come to it unprepared and unarmed, for they have made no provision for it; they have stumbled upon it suddenly and unexpectedly, they did not notice that it was drawing nearer day by day.
In contrast with these cases we find others of extreme warlikeness which account for the current idea that primitive men love war and practice it all the time. How many, still half asleep and sluggish from last night's debauch, scarcely lifting their lips in the midst of a most insolent yawn, manage to bestow on yonder poor wretches, who break their own slumber 33 in order to wait on that of another, the right name only after it has been whispered to them a thousand times!
Should I choose to divide my subject into heads with their separate proofs, many arguments will occur to me by which I could prove that busy men find life very short.
If you do not choose to fight, you may run away. The Australian or Bushman hunter goes abroad to seek meat food, while the woman stays by the fire at a trysting place, with the children, and collects plant food. Yet no one will bring back the years, no one will bestow you once more on yourself.The Business of War.
By Wade Frazier. Revised July Introduction. The Business of War. The "Good War" Brown Shirts in America. A Brief History of Western Anti-Semitism and the Holy War Mentality. A Time-line for the History of Mathematics (Many of the early dates are approximates) This work is under constant revision, so come back later.
Please report any errors to me at [email protected] Apr 21, · Essay contest winner, Kristina Howell, 13, from San Jose, Ca., places wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Does anybody ever stop to think about those who sacrificed themselves for us?
Joan of Arc marches to Orleans When Joan of Arc left Chinon at the head of her soldiers, in April,she was in her eighteenth year.
Mounted on a fine war-horse and clad in white armor from head to foot, she rode along past the cheering multitude. As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from currclickblog.com As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from currclickblog.comDownload