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Learning in War-Time Print E-mail
By C. S. Lewis   
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
War makes death real to us, and that would have been regarded as one of its blessings by most of the great Christians of the past. . . . All the animal life in us, all schemes of happiness that centered on this world, were always doomed to a final frustration. In ordinary times only a wise man can realize it. Now the stupidest of us knows. We see unmistakably the sort of universe in which we have all along been living, and must come to terms with it. If we had foolish un-Christian hopes about human culture, they are now shattered.
 

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