09 January 2010

... fullest and most ultimate expression ...

"The war is utter damn nonsense--a vast cancer fed by lies and self seeking malignity on the part of those who don't do the fighting"

Letter from John Dos Passos to Rumsey Marvin
August 23, 1917

"So was civilization nothing but a vast edifice of sham, and the war, instead of its crumbling, was its fullest and most ultimate expression."

Three Soldiers, Part IV
John Dos Passos, 1921

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