Sunday, November 14, 2010

Quote of the day

Donald Kagan, in answering a question about why no non-Greeks who came into contact with the hoplite phalanx copied it, said:
But that whole subject now is so wonderfully more controversial than it was probably ever before in history, because everything now in history that bears on the western world and its relations with some other world is part of a great political assault by those people who are eager to pull down anything that seems to be admirable or special, or positive about the West.

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