[PW] Request help verifying Orwell quotation in New Statesman, August 28, 1937 using ProQuest Periodicals (or paper, or microfilm)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 08:28:44 PST 2015


Fellow W0mbats: I have now received scans of the pertinent "New
Statesman and Nation" article by George Orwell. An entry on this topic
will be created within a week or three and posted to the Quote
Investigator website.
Great thanks to Jeff Graf for his help accessing the scans.

Garson

On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 10:47 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Fellow W0mbats: A request was sent to me to examine a quotation
> attributed to George Orwell:
>
> [Begin excerpt]
> War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes
> think they are going to profit from it.
> [End excerpt]
>
> The above quotation is not listed in the key quotation references I
> checked, but it appears to be genuine. Google Books contains indirect
> evidence via a reprinted article containing the expression. Here is
> the bibliographic data for the reprint:
>
> Date: August 28, 1937
> Periodical: New Statesman and Nation
> Article: Book Review by George Orwell of "The Men I Killed" by
> Brigadier-General F P. Crozier
> Page Numbers: Unknown


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