DECEMBER 27 — JULIAN BENDA
French theorist of the traitorous nationalist intellectual.
“Peace, if it ever exists, will not be based on the fear of war, but on the love of peace. It will not be the abstaining from an act, but the coming of a state of mind. In this sense the most insignificant writer can serve peace, where the most powerful tribunals can do nothing.”
DECEMBER 27 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
South Africa: FEAST OF MARIMBA, Goddess of Musical Happiness.
ALSO ON DECEMBER 27 IN HISTORY…
1867 — Treason of the Clerks author Julian Benda born, Paris, France.
1893 — Fourierist, socialist theorist Victor Considerant dies, Salins, Switzerland.
1917 — Dissenting American journalist John Hess born, Salt Lake Ciity, Utah.
1945 — “World Bank” scam concocted in aftermath of WWII.
1947 — First “Howdy Doody” television show broadcast.
1979 — Soviet invasion of Afghanistan commences.