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Anatole France and Michel Corday: Threat of annihilation in gigantic Armageddon

The Globalist WorldState and its MegaWars could be the death of us all.

Antiwar literary and philosophical selections

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

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Anatole France: Selections on war

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Anatole France
From an article submitted to La République
Translated by J. Lewis May

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Michel Corday has written a book which has deeply moved me and brought me great enlightenment. Until I read it, I had not properly understood the causes of the war which burst upon us in 1914. This book has revealed them to me. It has taught me the part played by metallurgical and financial interests throughout the world in the preparation and prolongation of that tremendous upheaval which the capitalists looked upon as a stroke of business, and a very profitable one into the bargain.   

The book which has come to me as such a revelation consists of two volumes. The first appeared last year as Les Hauts Fourneaux [The Blast Furnaces], and was widely read. The second, La Houille…

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