His writings are largely autobiographical in nature. His work “Up in Michigan” relates his experiences as an adolescent during his summer vacation. The book is about the sexual awakening of the child and also carries vivid description of Michigan. Hemingway’s semi autobiography character Nick Adams has inspired many film makers and is widely recognized. His stories about Nick Adams end with the concluding chapters of “A Day’s Wait” and “Fathers and sons”. Ernest Hemingway writings drew much inspiration from his life and thus are heart-rending.
Churchill, very surprisingly to me (I guess I was a little snooty about politicians), seemed to have thought through all these great questions of philosophy for himself and then had offered us some of the results of these reflections, with a very light touch, and modestly, saying to us in effect (as he actually did say to us in his essay on painting): these thoughts are very pleasant for some people and you at least ought to try them and see if they are for you—which may account for the fact that Thoughts and Adventures has had a larger readership than Hegel’s Phenomenology .
Historically, the lack of laws and regulations prohibiting child-soldiering may have been a contributing factor to the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict. States have been very eager to secure their own interests, rather the interests of underage individuals participating in hostilities. For example, the international delegitimizing of state-authorized non-state violence began already in 1856 with the Treaty of Paris and the attached Declaration of Paris, which declared, “privateering is, and remains abolished” ( Thomson 1994, 70-71 ). It should take more than a century before the international community declared something similar about child-soldiering.