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War can so easily be gilt with romance and heroism and solemn national duty and patriotism and the like by persons whose superficial literary and oratorical talent covers an abyss of Godforsaken folly.

— George Bernard Shaw, Common Sense About the War

November 07, 2012, 4:00pm / 36

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November 07, 2012, 3:00pm / 86

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Czech soldiers (photographed with and without their gasmasks) with their machine gun, Prague 1938

November 07, 2012, 2:00pm / 136

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I regard the death and mangling of a couple thousand men as a small affair, a kind of morning dash—and it may be well that we become so hardened.

— General William T. Sherman in a letter to his wife, July 1864

November 07, 2012, 1:00pm / 21

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German troops marching into the Soviet Union, June 1941

German troops marching into the Soviet Union, June 1941

November 07, 2012, 12:00pm / 257

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It is said that every people has the Government it deserves. It is more to the point that every Government has the electorate it deserves; for the orators of the front bench can edify or debauch an ignorant electorate at will. Thus our democracy moves in a vicious circle of reciprocal worthiness and unworthiness.

— George Bernard Shaw, Heartbreak House

November 07, 2012, 12:10am / 34

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A photograph of a 93-year-old World War II veteran casting what will likely be his last ballot has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of Internet users.
The photo shows Frank Tanabe lying in a hospital bed at home as his daughter Barbara Tanabe helps him fill out his absentee ballot. A half-million people saw the picture on the website Reddit after his grandson posted it there on Thursday, making it one of the most popular items on the social media network for a day after.
“True Patriotism,” was the top rated comment on the post. “This is America. Amen,” was next, followed by “Thank you, Citizen.”

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A photograph of a 93-year-old World War II veteran casting what will likely be his last ballot has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of Internet users.

The photo shows Frank Tanabe lying in a hospital bed at home as his daughter Barbara Tanabe helps him fill out his absentee ballot. A half-million people saw the picture on the website Reddit after his grandson posted it there on Thursday, making it one of the most popular items on the social media network for a day after.

“True Patriotism,” was the top rated comment on the post. “This is America. Amen,” was next, followed by “Thank you, Citizen.”

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(via kalakaua)

November 06, 2012, 5:00pm / 148

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Gangnam Style: United States Naval Academy [X]

Don’t fuck with our Navy.

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November 06, 2012, 4:00pm / 33291

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