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William Morris: The role of soldiers and how they will disappear


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

British writers on peace and war

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William Morris
From lectures on art

The magistrate, the judge, the policeman, and the soldier are the sword and pistol of this modern highwayman, and I may add that he is also furnished with what he can use of the name of morals and religion.

…a mere nation is the historical deduction from the ancient tribal family in which there was peace between the individuals composing it and war with the rest of the world. A nation is a body of people kept together for purposes of rivalry and war with other similar bodies, and when competition shall have given place to combination, the function of the nation will be gone.

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