LOOKING AT WAR

Photography’s view of devastation and death.

By Susan Sontag

Robert Capa’s famous “The Falling Soldier” was taken in 1936, a few weeks after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War.

PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT CAPA / INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY / MAGNUM

In June, 1938, Virginia Woolf published Three Guineas, her brave, unwelcomed reflections on the roots of war. Written during the preceding two years, while she and most of her intimates and fellow-writers were rapt by the advancing Fascist insurrection in Spain, the book was couched as a tardy reply to a letter from an eminent lawyer in London who had asked, “How in your opinion are we to prevent war?” Woolf begins by observing tartly that a truthful dialogue between them may not be possible. For though they belong to the same class, “the educated class,” a vast gulf separates them: the lawyer is a man and she is a woman. Men make war. Men (most men) like war, or at least they find “some glory, some necessity, some satisfaction in fighting” that women (most women) do not seek or find. What does an educated—that is, privileged, well-off—woman like her know of war? Can her reactions to its horrors be like his?

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