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A matter of will

Reader comment on item: The End of Treason

Submitted by Bill Stahlbush (United States), Aug 19, 2005 at 08:35

It's not hard to imagine Americans (and people elsewhere) wringing their hands over a treason trial here saying things like; "do we really have to do this?" "It's not like he killed someone."

I do believe however that were brief interludes in the "collapse" of the time line traced of the Boer War to Viet Nam. One that comes to mind is detailed wonderfully By Dame Rebecca West in "The Revolutionary", Part of her book "The meaning of Treason". You feel that the British people knew in their hearts that they had been sinned against as a country when the voice of William Joyce came over their radios.

But I agree that today we don't have the will to see one through.

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