The Injustice of Defeat

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)

The injustice of defeat lies in the fact that its most innocent victims are made to look like heartless accomplices. It is impossible to see behind defeat, the sacrifices, the austere performance of duty, the self-discipline and the vigilance that are there — those things the god of battle does not take account of… Defeat shows up generals without authority, men without organization, crowds that are passive.

(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Flight to Arras)

 

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