[Ads-l] [PW] Request help verifying Orwell quotation in New Statesman, August 28, 1937 using ProQuest Periodicals (or paper, or microfilm)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 4 16:51:37 UTC 2015

ADSLers: I have now received scans of the pertinent "New Statesman and
Nation" article by George Orwell. An entry on this topic will be
created within a week or three and posted to the Quote Investigator

Great thanks to Jesse for his help with the scans.


On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 10:50 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Fellow ADS Mailing List Participants: A request was sent to me to
> examine a quotation attributed to George Orwell:
> [Begin excerpt]
> War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes
> think they are going to profit from it.
> [End excerpt]
> The above quotation is not listed in the key quotation references I
> checked, but it appears to be genuine. Google Books contains indirect
> evidence via a reprinted article containing the expression. Here is
> the bibliographic data for the reprint:
> Date: August 28, 1937
> Periodical: New Statesman and Nation
> Article: Book Review by George Orwell of "The Men I Killed" by
> Brigadier-General F P. Crozier
> Page Numbers: Unknown

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