Captain Philip S. Mumford, a former British officer in Iraq, joined the Peace Pledge Union. He gave a speech about why. "What is the difference between throwing 500 babies into a fire and throwing fire from aeroplanes on 500 babies?" he asked. "There is none." It was January 5, 1937.
An example of the stark prose Nicholson Baker
employs in Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilization
to assemble what a review calls "an eloquent and passionate assault on the idea that the deliberate targeting of civilians can ever be justified" and another a book that is "at once very easy to read and very hard to digest."
Labels: Albion, Iraq, Peace, The Culture of Death, War and Rumors of War