Wednesday, 25 April 2018

A Quote From Roy Campbell

"More people have been imprisoned for Liberty, humiliated and tortured for Equality, and slaughtered for Fraternity in this century, than for any less hypocritical motives, during the Middle Ages." --Roy Campbell (1901-1957)

Roy Campbell was a Catholic poet and an anti-communist who appended this quote as a footnote to his poem, 'Flowering Rifle, A Poem From the Battlefield', written during the Spanish Civil War, after he had observed the Red Terror. I wish I could find the poem, but it still seems to be under copyright and is not available online, and none of his works appear to be available on Kindle.


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