“We will glorify war – the world’s only hygiene – militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of freedom-bringers, beautiful ideas worth dying for, and scorn for woman. “ F.T. Marinetti, 1909.
This description of war illustrates how passionate the Europeans were about war in the early 1900s, and how important it was to them. They are describing it in a way to which it appeals to citizens and makes them want to participate. It makes war seem like the highest honor, a beautiful thing, and productive for mankind.