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" The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. "
The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607–1814 - Pągina vi
per John Grenier - 2005
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The Living Age, Volum 225

1900
...not much account really. They were no colonists, their •administration was merely a squeeze, •a*d nothing more, I suspect. They were conquerors, and...not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back of it; not a sentimental pretence, but an idea;...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volum 165

1899
...saves us is efficiency — the devotion to efficiency. But these chaps were not much account, really. They were no colonists ; their administration was...not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back of it ; not a sentimental pretence but an idea...
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Youth and Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pągines
...saves us is efficiency — the devotion to efficiency. But these chaps were not much account, really. They were no colonists ; their administration was...not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back of it ; not a sentimental pretense but an idea...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pągines
...could get for the sake of what was to be got. It was just robbery with violence, aggravated murder en a great scale, and men going at it blind — as is...not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back of it; not a sentimental pretense but an idea;...
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 339 pągines
...saves us is efficiency — the devotion to efficiency. But these chaps were not much account, really. . They were no colonists; their administration was merely...not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back of it; not a sentimental pretence but an idea;...
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Black Anima

Norman Loftis - 1973 - 116 pągines
...The narrator and surrogate for the author in Conrad's stories. In The Heart of Darkness Marlowe says: The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the...not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back of it, not a sentimental belief in the idea —...
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Crisis on Cyprus: 1976, Crucial Year for Peace : a Staff Report

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee to Investigate Problems Connected with Refugees and Escapees - 1976 - 104 pągines
...Heart of Darkness: "The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those with a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than...ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it." [From the Manchester Guardian Weekly, Oct. 26, 1975] SOWING SEEDS OF FUTURE STRIFE (By Brigadier Michael...
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Joseph Conrad: The Major Phase

Jacques Berthoud, Emeritus Professor of English and Related Literature Jacques Berthoud - 1978 - 191 pągines
...become redemptive labour is now reduced to a merely mechanical means of survival. Taken all in all, 'the conquest of the earth, which mostly means the...ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it much.' The imperialist is obviously even more in need of justification than the merchant seaman. But...
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Conrad in the Nineteenth Century

Ian Watt - 1981 - 375 pągines
...king" [HDN, 7]) and thus gave a more universal implication to Marlow's judgment immediately following: "The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the...not a pretty thing when you look into it too much" (50-51). But when Marlow observes a map in the company's waiting room, he comments: "There was a vast...
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Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Con Coroneos - 2002 - 199 pągines
...aggravated murder on a great scale, and men going at it blind — as is very proper for those tackling a darkness. The conquest of the earth, which mostly...not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back of it; not a sentimental pretence but an idea;...
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