ARMAMENTS: The Iron Master

The true faith of an Armorer [is] to give arms to all men who offer an honest price for them . . . to Royalist and Republican, to Communist and Capitalist . . . to burglar and policeman, to black man, white man and yellow man, to all nationalities, all faiths, all follies . . .

That was the credo of Andrew Undershaft, the munitions magnate in Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara. By their works, the world has known many Undershafts. It has always denounced them, and always kept them around. The Undershafts lived by making weapons of war for anyone who...

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