Quote: "War doesn't determine who is right...."

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Feb 8 16:48:23 UTC 2008

I apologize if Fred's already nailed this one.  It is sometimes attributed to Bertrand Russell, more often to Anonymous.

  Here's what I find in my personal library of forgotten fiction:

  1945 Peter Bowman _Beach Red_ (N.Y.: Random House) 106: Battle doesn't determine who is right. Only who is left.

  _Beach Red_ was chosen as a co-selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club for November, 1945, so lots of people read it.  It seems inevitable that "war" should have replaced "battle."


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