Sunday, 15 April 2018
Why Did They Do It?
he enjoyed Imperial decadence;
he enjoyed Intelligence work;
billions of intelligent beings lived longer in peace;
the alternatives, barbarism or enslavement, were worse.
John le Carre's George Smiley asks which cause he served and considers five possibilities:
He is unsure what world peace is, especially when pursued by violent means, dismisses capitalism and Christendom, relegates divided England to a past time and settles for leading Europe from darkness to a new age of reason.
A very different character from Flandry.