Some thoughts from Americans on impending war

“I have seen a dark cloud as wide as the sky rolling up from the northeast and blasting all my hopes …”

Henry David Thoreau (Journal )

“War, to sane men … begins to look like an epidemic insanity, breaking out here and there like the cholera or influenza, infecting men’s brain instead of their bowels.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (War)

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