The Price of War

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The failure of the US Marine Corps to secure the Iraqi museums and hospitals while securing the Iraqi oilfields and oil ministry has brought home to me more forcefully than ever before the profound truth of that maxim of Oscar Wilde: 'A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.'

This was, of course, written at the height of British imperialism.

Allan Crabtree
Isle of Man