A place of politics, culture (!!) & random subjects from Airstrip One. Noel hopes it will be of interest and/or use to all sorts of voyagers in cyberspace!

My Photo
Location: London, England, United Kingdom

The Voice Of 40-Something Cynical Optimism!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

One for the armchair generals

Next time you get a war mongering rant from the likes of Stephen Pollard, Mark Steyn, David Aaronovitch, Christopher Hitchens & all those chicken hawks in the Wall Street Journal it is worth remembering the words of George Orwell from Homage to Catalonia:

"The people who write that kind of stuff never fight; possibly they believe that to write it is a substitute for fighting. It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever gets near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propaganda-tours."


Post a Comment

<< Home