Re: OT: art and language and THE DAVINCI CODE
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 4, 2003, 18:16|
BP Jonsson scripsit:
> Well, Swedes generally have no problem with the romantic view of
> Gustavus Wasa as an honest and heroic "man of the people"
Distortions of character are one thing: all popular history is full
of that. But a movie that portrayed him traveling around in Viking
longboats and going into battle with axes and horned helmets? Or sleeping
with Queen Elizabeth of England? Feh.
> he was in fact a high-ranking nobleman with a knack for manipula-
> tion and dictatorial traits that would put him on a par with a
> Stalin or a Saddam.
Come, come. He committed no massacres.
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