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May 18, 2015

Mistaeks Wur Maid

When my brother and I built and flew the first man-carrying flying machine,
we thought that we were introducing into the world an invention which would make further wars practically impossible. That we were not alone in this thought is evidenced by the fact that the French Peace Society presented us with medals on account of our invention. We thought governments would realize the impossibility of winning by surprise attacks, and that no country would enter into war with another of equal size when it knew that it would have to win by simply wearing out its enemy.

— Orville Wright to C.M. Hitchcock, June 21, 1917 Forward and Back - Futility ClosetFutility Closet

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 18, 2015 12:28 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Yea, don't feel too bad, Boys. The guy who invented dynamite has a peace prize named after him.

Besides, there are worse things than war.


Posted by: Lands’nGrooves [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 18, 2015 12:56 PM

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