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THE SOLDIER It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, not the lawyer, …

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ISRAELI LEADERS In the modern Israeli army a strict code of courage is enjoined on all officers, all of whom must take commando or paratroop training. The words “Forward march!” have been expunged from the Israeli military vocabulary and have been replaced by the words “Follow me!” In the Israeli military code, unless an officer …

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TALKING TO A DEAD SOLDIER Paul Baumer was talking to a man who jumped into the fox-hole with him and whom he killed instinctively. “The silence spreads. I talk and must talk. So I speak to him and to say to him; ‘Comrade, I did not want to kill you, If you jumped in here …

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