"On the 12th of June, 1812 the forces of Western Europe crossed the Russian frontier and war began, that is, an event took place opposed to human reason and to human nature. Millions of men perpetrated against one another such innumerable crimes, frauds, treacheries, thefts, forgeries, issues of false money, burglaries, incendiarisms, and murders as in whole centuries are not recorded in the annals of all the law courts of the world, but which those who committed them did not at the time regard as being crimes."
..."war...an event...opposed to human reason and to human nature."
Book nine, chapter 1 of "War and Peace", published in 1869 by Leo Tolstoy.
Even a hundred and thirty six years ago he had it pegged.