Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts
Russian writers on war
Alexander Herzen: As soon as a boy can walk, he is given a toy sword to train him to murder
Alexander Herzen: Barracks, the most inhuman condition in which men live. An exhibition of generals.
Alexander Herzen: Blood replaced by tears, the field of battle by forgotten tombs
Alexander Herzen: Chthonic passions, heathen patriotism fuel war
Alexander Herzen: Despotism means military discipline, empires mean war
Alexander Herzen: The frenzied anxiety, the exhausted satiety that lead to war
Alexander Herzen: Inhumanity of army discipline, flunky of a crowned soldier
Alexander Herzen: Middle class idyll impossible with half a million bayonets clamoring for “work”
Alexander Herzen: Six hundred thousand animated machines with bayonets. Military caste divides the people into two nations
Alexander Herzen: The type of military commander in whom everything social and moral, everything human has died out
Alexander Herzen: War and “international law”
Alexander Herzen: War, duel between nations; duel, war between individuals
Alexander Herzen: What the military calls work
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