Betrayal, by E. M. Forster

10 June 2010 by Mike Gogulski
Posted in heroism | 2 Comments »

I had to create a new “heroism” category for this one.

“If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.”

— E. M. Forster, “What I Believe“, 1938, via Daniel Ellsberg in The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, 2009.

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  2. By brmerrick on 11 June 2010

    I’ve never read any of his books, but based on the film version of his “A Passage to India,” he didn’t seem to care much for empire.

    Furthermore, it is not possible to betray a country, only a friend, so good for him! My kind of homo.

  3. By magiclife on 28 July 2010

    It’s not even possible to have a country, people are just educated to think that they do.

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