War and Art
The Art of WarNo work without an aggressive character can be a masterpiece. Art, like battle, can be nothing but violence, cruelty and injustice...
We will glorify war, the world's only hygiene --- militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of freedom-
bringers, beautiful ideas worth dying for, and scorn for woman.--- From Le Roi Bombance (1910)
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
Quoted by Mark Ford
The London Review of Books
20 May 2004