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Patrick Cockburn · Diary: Four Wars · LRB 10 October 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013
Category: World

From www.lrb.co.uk

Everybody in a war has a more than usually strong motive for misrepresenting their achievements and failures, and it’s usually difficult to disprove their claims. This is scarcely new. ‘Did it ever occur to you, sir, what an opportunity a battlefield affords liars?’ the Confederate general Stonewall Jackson once remarked to an aide.

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