During World War II, the British used the phrase "no man is an island" to justify the fight against Nazi Germany. Would John Donne approve of this?

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Yes, John Donne would approve this. The phrase comes from one of his sermons, Meditation XVII. The quote is as follows:

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main...

What Donne means by this is we are all in this life together. No person is a self-contained unit, apart from everyone else....

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