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Walter Besant: Wisdom and war

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

British writers on peace and war

Walter Besant: War and the destruction of London, a city lone and widowed

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Walter Besant
From Dorothy Forster

I am sure that were our statesmen also scholars and persons versed in ancient history, the kingdoms of the world would be singularly preserved from external wars, civil tumults, and internal dissensions.

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“When scholars become ministers and philosophers statesmen, the world shall be better ordered.”

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