Saturday, July 04, 2009

Quote of the Day: "The British Government is more afraid of Ireland ..."

"The British Government is more afraid of Ireland now that submarines, bombs, and poison gas are cheap and easily made that it was of the German Empire before the war; consequently the old British custom which maintained a balance of power through command of the sea is intensified into a terror that sees security in nothing short of absolute military mastery of the entire globe: that is, in an impossibility that will yet seem possible in detail to soldiers and to parochial and insular patriotic citizens."

George Bernard Shaw (1921). Preface to Back to Methuselah. Cited from Penguin edition, 1961, p.13

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