A Mafia Thing Essay

A Mafia Thing Essay

… to undergo—should be considered when we enter into any kind of war today. War is not just about our enemies, it is about the lives of families, and in particular, the very innocent lives of young children who at such an early age have to learn to face death straight on, face the loss of their loved ones, and manage to survive. How is it they manage to survive at all? Says Mrs. E, “What I’ve learned in my strange life, the most wonderful thing I’ve learned, is that in spite of all the trouble, decency survives. To paraphrase Kurt Vonnegut, if angels could be as well organized as the mafia, goodness would prevail.” In other words, World War II is not just the historical story of a war and politics, it is also the human story of many lives that are never told—the suffering and the kindness that marked those lives.

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