The technical…

The technical development of the implements of violence has now reached the point where no political goal could conceivably correspond to their destructive potential or justify their actual use in armed conflict.

Die technische Entwicklung der Gewaltmittel hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten den Punkt erreicht, an dem sich kein politischen Ziel mehr vorstellen lässt, das ihrem Vernichtungspotential entspräche oder ihren Einsatz in einem bewaffneten Konflikt rechtfertigen könnte.

(Hannah Arendt, On Violence)

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