76% done with War and Peace

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“I should be cursed by posterity were I looked on as the initiator of a settlement of any sort. Such is the present spirit of my nation.” Well, Kutuzov didn’t *have* to write that letter, it’s only because he was smart enough to understand the situation that he restrained himself, any other person would have taken Napoleon’s offer. And Kutuzov was able to hold the Army back, so here’s yet another choice.