Tag: Rudyard Kipling

“…the honored dead…”

[by Christopher Hitchens, posted here on Slate on Veteran’s Day 2011] Some excerpts: Pay attention when people make use of those terms, about “giving” or “losing” your life in wartime. Often, we have only the uncorroborated word of the losers that that is what they did. Either their lives were offered and accepted—this being the…

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