The Real Business of War - Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon

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Don't forget the real business of war is buying and selling. The murdering and violence are self-policing, and can be entrusted to non-professionals. The mass nature of wartime death is useful in many ways. It serves as spectacle, as diversion from the real movements of the War. It provides raw material to be recorded into History, so that children may be taught History as sequences of violence, battle after battle, and be more prepared for the adult world.

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slowtyper237 4 months ago
Speaking of war and markets, here's a great scene from a movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHn1zogeyO4 (its not a rickroll I pinky promise)
mazhar 1 year, 4 months ago
Don't forget the real business of war is buying and selling. The murdering and violence are self-policing, and can be entrusted to non-professionals. The mass nature of wartime death is useful in many ways. It serves as sectacle, as diversion from the real movementsl of the War. It provides raw material to be recorded into History, so that children may be taought History as sequences of vilence, battle after battle, and be more prepared for the adult world.

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