Three Dollars For Every Person Killed

The Dresden atrocity, tremendously expensive and meticulously planned, was so meaningless, finally, that only one person on the entire planet got any benefit from it.

Dresden Frauenkirche, Neumarkt, 01067 Dresden, Germany

I am that person.

Georgentor, Dresden Castle, Schloßstraße, 01067 Dresden, Germany

I wrote this book, which earned a lot of money for me and made my reputation, such as it is.

Dresden Castle, Schloßstraße, 01067 Dresden, Germany

One way or another, I got two or three dollars for every person killed. Some business I’m in.

From Kurt Vonnegut’s introduction to the 1976 edition of Slaughterhouse-Five (1969)

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