Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922-2007)



You know––we've had to imagine the war here, and we have imagined that it was being fought by aging men like ourselves. We had forgotten that wars are fought by babies. When I saw those freshly shaved faces, it was a shock. "My God, my God––" I said to myself, "it's the Children's Crusade."

-from Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Slaughterhouse-Five (The Dial Press, 1969, 1999), Chapter 5

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