Friday, 29 May 2015

On #ThisDayInHistory in 1906, T.H. White, author of The Once and Future King is born. Read More via @History

T.H. White, The Once and Future King, and the Scientific Method
From: Arthuriana
Volume 22, Number 2, Summer 2012
pp. 21-36 | 10.1353/art.2012.0024
T.H. White’s The Once and Future King contradicts its author’s intentions as an anti-war novel. Instead, examination of the book via the scientific method reveals that White was searching for an antidote for war, not presenting one. Read this way, his findings arguably offer greater ‘real-life’ lessons. (JPL)
There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory…I am sick and tired of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.
General William Sherman, 1870