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Re: Neutrality (was: Uusisuom language (Online lesson))

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Thursday, March 29, 2001, 20:51
(Private response)

> Nor am I at all proud of much of the > imperial past of my country - certainly not for being the inventors of the > concentration camp.
And, alas, of the "administrative massacre" of the kind the Germans practiced so well in 1933-45.
> I do _not_ argue that; and I doubt the Boer women & children in the > concentration camps during the Boer War would agree with you either. > Imperialism is imperialism, full-stop.
I can't agree with you there. British imperialism was the foundation of free institutions in this country (admittedly with an ideological push from the Iroquois Compact) and many others. The same cannot be said of Russo-Soviet imperialism. -- There is / one art || John Cowan <jcowan@...> no more / no less || to do / all things || with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein


Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>