Quote by George Orwell

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed


This quote suggests that wars between nations are often motivated and driven by the monetary interests of the wealthy class. It implies that the decision to engage in war is not purely guided by national security concerns, but rather by the belief that there are economic gains to be made. The quote questions the noble justifications often presented for war and implies that greed and profit-seeking play a significant role in fueling conflicts between nations.


By George Orwell
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