My Father's Son
My Father's Son Memories of War and Peace By Mowat, Farley Book - 1992

"... The most fascinating thing I saw [in Pompeii] was a one-room house on the outskirts, possibly twenty centuries old, that had braved the earthquakes, the lesser eruptions [of Mt. Vesuvius], been buried under a final inferno of lava, remained entombed into our times, and then been brought back into the sun a few decades ago by archeologists ... only to be blown to smithereens by an unaimed bomb that probably was made in a factory ten thousand miles away in Canada or the U.S. The bomb succeeded where the vast rage of nature and the erosion of time had failed. Is there a moral here?" [p. 83]

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