This war almost certainly will not end evils, but beget more of them.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE ‘I suppose that war always does bring out what is highest and lowest in human nature,” said Teddy Roosevelt, writing about those who profit from war, by manufacturing and sending shoddy material to the American Army and Navy.

It’s easy to be scandalized by our attitudes toward war. Our collective memory blesses World War II as a good war, a close escape from genocidal barbarism. And it curses World War I as a senseless, fratricidal slaughter that put a cancer into Western civilization. And so it’s instructive to look at those who held precisely the opposite views of these conflicts.

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