War! What Is it Good! For? (Abolutely Nothing!)

(Nods to Edwin Starr.)

When I saw today’s quote in Wordsmith, I immediately thought of the late Edwin Starr’s 1970 hit “War” (listen to it here).  He spoke a universal truth.

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Wars damage the civilian society as much as they damage the enemy. Soldiers never get over it.

— Paul Fussell, historian, author, and professor (1924-2012)

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This was a Thought for the Day disseminated in the February 27, 2010, “A Word a Day” from Wordsmith.

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