War. 

And its deafening silence.

- H.R. McMaster

"There are two ways to fight the United States. Asymmetrically and stupid."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

"All gods dead, all wars fought, all faith in mankind shaken."

Learned something new: 

"I figure people had to know the basics - WWII isn't exactly easy to miss. It was the largest war ever fought, the largest single event in history. Other than the Black Death of the Middle Ages, it's the worst thing we know of that has ever happened to the human race. Its after-effects surround us in countless intertwining ways: all sorts of technological commonplaces, from computers to radar to nuclear power, date back to some secret WWII military project or another; the most efficient military systems became the model for the bureaucratic structures of post-war white collar corporations; even the current landscape of America owes its existence to the war, since the fantastic profusion of suburban development that began in the late 1940s was essentially underwritten by the federal government as one vast WWII veterans' benefit."

- Lee Sandlin

"Losing the War", longform from "The New Kings of Non-Fiction" by Ira Glass