Quotation by Hilaire Belloc

It is sometimes necessary to lie damnably in the interests of the nation.
Hilaire Belloc (1870–1953), British author. Letter, December 12, 1917, to G.K. Chesterton. Quoted in Robert Speaight, Life of Hilaire Belloc (1957).

Belloc was a zealous propagandist during World War I....
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