Mudcat Café message #1783738 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92871   Message #1783738
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
14-Jul-06 - 05:37 PM
Thread Name: What's wrong with this song?
Subject: RE: What's wrong with this song?
Pedant's corner: Dr Pangloss (from Candid) was a bit more subtle than that. His point was that we already live in the best of all possible worlds, wars and all. In other words, not a naive optimistic position but depressingly pessimistic one.

I rather doubt if hating the enemy actually makes for a more efficient soldier, any more than building up a loathing for nails when trying to hammer them in place would make for a more efficient carpenter.