June 2, 2015

War

War, a massacre of people who do not know each other, for the profit of those who do know each other but do not massacre one another.
Paul Valéry
French author, philosopher, and poet.

Left:
"The German Tango" by Louis Raemaekers.
Raemaekers (1869-1956) was a Dutch painter and cartoonist who was fiercely opposed to Germany. His cartoons (such as the one seen here) led him to be tried for endangering Holland's neutrality. And though he was acquitted, he nevertheless had to flee to Britain when the Germans placed a 12,000 guilder bounty on his head.

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