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Epilogue: ‘By Manifold Illusion’

  • John Wheeler-Bennett
  • Anthony Nicholls

Abstract

Peace, you must know, is perhaps a hundred times more difficult to make than war’, the great Boer soldier and statesman, Louis Botha, told cheering crowds on 24 July 1919 on his return to Cape Town from attending the Peace Conference of Paris, and he added: ‘Sometimes the action of a fool can start a war, but it takes the wisdom of the world to make peace again.’1 I In the profundity of these words, taken in conjunction with those of Thucydides with which this book began, namely that men rarely adhere to the same views during the course of war which they held upon entering it,✳ lies the kernel of the book’s purpose.

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© Sir John Wheeler-Bennett and Anthony Nicholls 1972

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  • John Wheeler-Bennett
  • Anthony Nicholls

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