Cyrano de Bergerac on War

Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac (who was born in Paris on 6 March 1619 and died 1655) was a French writer and soldier, most widely remembered because he inspired Edmond Rostand’s heroic comedy “Cyrano de Bergerac”(1897) based on his life.His work “The Other World or The States and Empires of the Moon” (1662), from which… Read More Cyrano de Bergerac on War

Acrostico 🔤

🄿 🄰 🄲 🄴 Questa settimana Eletta Senso – Inchiostronerodenso – ha suggerito un acrostico sulla parola Pace.Ecco la mia proposta. Se volete, aggiungete le vostre creazioni nei commenti Piange e rabbrividisce il creatoAll’orrore che un tiranno assassinoCausa in un paese violatoE al nostro fratello ucraino. Stefano – meetusalem PatriaAmoreCuoreEroico Paolina – amareilmare PregateAngeli tutti,… Read More Acrostico 🔤

Winds of War

“The cause of war is preparation for war.” So said W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois (American civil rights activist, sociologist, educator, and writer) born on this day, Febuary 23, 1868. He wrote this in his literary work “Darkwater” published in 1920 referring to World War 1, and added: “… and of all that Europe… Read More Winds of War

Truth

“The first casualty when war comes is truth: whenever an individual nation seeks to coerce by force of arms another, it … insists that it acts in self-defense” (1) American senator Hiram Johnson, born on 2 September 1866, said this in a speech, in 1918 during World War 1. He died on 6 August 1945,… Read More Truth

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Ronald Stuart Thomas, who published as R. S. Thomas, was born on 29 March 1913 and died in 2000He was a Welsh poet and Anglican priest who was noted for his nationalism and spirituality: he wrote about the people of his country , the values of the common man, focusing on the difficulties of rural… Read More Here