Monday, December 1, 2008

Quote of the day: On war and peace

"In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed - they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."
- Orson Welles as Harry Lime in Graham Greene's The Third Man

This is in relationship to the current left's obsession with peace, every anti-American on Earth wants peace, every liberal radical group has "peace" in its name, even the church of global warming is rewarded with a peace prize. Like Samuel Huntington said in The Clash of Civilisations, it's weird how, while Americans usually love competition between companies as the only way to progress, they seem so repulsed by the idea of competition between countries.

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