- a state of competition or hostility between different people or groups.
- a sustained campaign against an undesirable situation or activity.
Origin: late Old English werre, from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French guerre, from a Germanic base shared by worse.
A prolonged warfare.
“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
― George Orwell,“All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”
— George Orwell (Homage to Catalonia)More quotes (goodreads): Orwell War
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[ . . . ] “Legitimate authority, for any government, is challenged directly by two fundamental things: war, either international or civil; and widening participation in the franchise, or free-speaking democracy. Real questions emerge when governing bodies appear to be at war with those they govern: out-of-touch Westminster elites who ignore electorates; managers too distanced from those they manage.” [ . . . ]