Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The betrayer of military secrets is a pariah, despised by every man and every nation. Even the enemy whom he serves has no respect for him, but merely uses him. Any nation which is not uncompromisingly unanimous in its condemnation of this type of treachery is undermining the very foundations of its own state, whatever its form of government may be. - Karl Donitz, Ten Years and Twenty Days

Friday, October 18, 2013

Troubled Asset Relief Program

It is easy to see how profitable their false religion has been to them, as long as we have neglected the duties of true piety. While we have been endlessly fighting among ourselves over some useless plot of ground in what are worse than civil wars, the Turks have vastly extended their empire or, rather, their reign of terror. - Erasmus, On The War Against the Turks