A Surprising “Fruit” of War
“One example is the famine which followed on the heels of the Russian Revolution, propelling peasants to cannibalism. As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn put it, partially “it was the result of productivity having been reduced to zero (the working hands were all carrying guns)”4 and the consequence of vast food shipments in support of Germany’s war.”
4Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, trans. Thomas P. Whitney (New York; Harper & Row, 1973), p. 343.
(From Christian Pacifism: Fruit of the Narrow Way, p. 81) http://textsincontext.wordpress.com/page/3/