Arendt: War in the Era of Machines

“… the worshipers of war were the first to concede that war in the era of machines could not possibly breed virtues like chivalry, courage, honor, and manliness, that it imposed on men nothing but the experience of bare destruction together with the humiliation of being only small cogs in the majestic wheel of slaughter.”

– Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism (p. 329)

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