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'The Conditional' is a story that presents the Great War not as an historical event to be understood, but as an historical monstrosity to be transcended. The characters in the field, in this case, are on the "spiritual cutting edge," unable to coach themselves, morally, into believing in ' any' cause. They desert their units, foregoing action in favour of spiritual reflection and contemplation away from the front lines, in a secret ashraam on the Western Front.
Khan, Amir, "The conditional" (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3800.