War is not a polite recreation but the vilest thing in life, and we ought to understand that and not play at war. Our attitude towards the fearful necessity of war ought to be stern. It boils down to this: we should have done with humbug, and let war be war and not a game. Otherwise, war is a favourite pastime of the idle and frivolous...
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Biography
Profession:
Novelist
Nationality:
Russian
Born:
September 9, 1828
Died:
November 20, 1910