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Sunday, July 6, 2014

The thirty-seventh to last day of peace

From The Economist's report of the assassination on June 28, 1914 of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
"We live in an age when the very foundations of society are threatened in almost all countries by a secret conspiracy of crime, when arson and murder are employed as political weapons by the miserable and half-witted instruments of organisations which arrogate to themselves high-sounding names, and persuade youthful enthusiasts that the end justifies the means, and that the most cowardly and bloodthirsty murders are heroic exploits, worthy to be sung with the deeds of Harmodius or Brutus."

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