"The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists."
— Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) "Notes on the Next War," Esquire magazine, September 1935
|Benito Mussolini delivering a speech in Rome (1935) His war with Ethiopia started the same year|