” . . . war serves as the great liturgical event for Americans, where we sacrifice the youth of the present generation to show that the sacrifices of the youth of the past generations were worthy. So war becomes the great ritual moral renewal of the American society.”

Stanley Hauerwas, Christian pacifist theologian, on “humanitarianism”

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/09/what-makes-america-so-prone-to-intervention/279393/

 

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