Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The winner is war itself

 


“There is one winner, only one winner, in war. The winner is war itself. Not truth, not justice, not liberty, not morality. These are the vanquished.”

-Thomas Merton

HT: Robert Ellsberg 

Merton's letter to the Mayor of Hiroshima, August 9, 1962

60 years ago near the anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Thomas Merton wrote the Mayor of Hiroshima, Japan: "In a solemn and grav...