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The Happy Warrior

The Happy Warrior

  • February 19, 2013
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War, as Britain’s last surviving WWI veteran Harry Patch once told a glassy-eyed Tony Blair, is “organized murder,   and nothing else.”   In the course of history, different societies have evolved various mechanisms to make this activity possible – and acceptable.  Some have glorified it.  Roman histories and chronicles such as Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars unapologetically...

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I’m a writer, campaigner and journalist.  My latest book is The Savage Frontier: The Pyrenees in History and the Imagination (New Press/Hurst, 2018).  The Infernal Machine is where I write on politics, history, cinema and other things that interest me.

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