Quotable Guizot

Draft of 2007.09.03 ☛ 2015.03.28

May include: readings&c.

The people of these highly civilized countries, while in profound peace, were taxing themselves to death, in order that the survivors might kill each other according to the most modern methods of modern warfare with the most modern weapons of human destruction.

from Memoirs to Illustrate the History of my Time by François Guizot, 1858.