John Keegan – It’s commonly said that people…

It’s commonly said that people who’ve been ill in childhood and who’ve had an upset…


“It’s commonly said that people who’ve been ill in childhood and who’ve had an upset education never really regret that they do. It means that you don’t look at the world in the way that other people do, and if you were inclined to be a writer, that’s a help.”
-John Keegan

John Keegan – Soldiers, when committed to a…

Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of…


“Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. It’s unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.”
-John Keegan

John Keegan – The Islam of the 18th…

The Islam of the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th century was a…


“The Islam of the 18th, 19th and first half of the 20th century was a poor thing. Nobody bothered about it. Islam was that funny sort of pure system of beliefs that depressed people in the Middle East held as their religion.”
-John Keegan