The middle and industrious classes of England can have no interest apart from the preservation of peace. The honours, the fame, the emoluments of war belong not to them; the battle-plain is the harvest-field of the aristocracy, watered with the blood of the people.
Sunday, April 02, 2006
Richard Cobden, the great liberal promoter of peace and free trade, in 1835 wrote:
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