85% done with War and Peace


Though Tolstoy tells us we must forgive each other and not hate, he hates the French and sees no good in them. Yet shouldn’t the law of averages demand that there be at least a few good French officers who were not selfish and put the good of the troops ahead of their own skin? Tolstoy says no, but we know he’s wrong. The French did an evil thing, each Frenchman was not evil (not all of them, anyway).