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... the conviction [of the native Kenyans] that the whites were hypocrites who taught a religion that they did not obey, were traitors to Christ's teachings, and were using using these to control the natives and betray their interests, under cover of religious ideas the whites themselves did not observe in practice.
Apr 28, 2012 02:05AM
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"Going steady", like much of the adolescent culture of the "jive" era, was derived from the gangster circles of south Chicago and was first introduced to middle-class knowledge through George Raft movies of the 1930's.
Jun 20, 2012 01:26AM
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The Jansenist influence in American Roman Catholicism is so strong that sins concerning sex are widely regarded by Catholics as the worst of sins, in spite of the fact that Catholic doctrine continues to regard pride as the worst sin and sexual sins as much less important (as Dante did).
Jun 19, 2012 12:34PM
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In every society, there are three groups: the large group who do not think at all, the substantial group who are not aware of anything new and who retain the same outlook for years and even generations, and the small group who are always opposed to the consensus simply because opposition has become an end in itself.
Jun 18, 2012 09:23AM
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Manny is on page 1202 of 1359
"The African sees time as a wide gamut of the present with a moderately dimensioned past and almost no future. This outlook is reflected in the structure of the Bantu languages, which do not emphasize the tense distinctions of past, present and future." It's all Sapir-Whorf this week... and I wonder if Quigley was aware that Chinese verbs don't have tenses either?
Jun 17, 2012 10:40AM
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Manny is on page 1156 of 1359
The Classical Chinese picture is the same as the Classical Roman one: the world becomes steadily less civilized as you move away from its center, in this case Beijing. Outside the borders of the Empire, you only have barbarians.
Jun 16, 2012 07:14AM
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Manny is on page 1136 of 1359
Latin America is descended from Arabic society through the intermediary of Islamic Spain; this is why Latino men are so corrupt, irresponsible, idle and contemptuous of women. No one can accuse Quigley of pandering to political correctness.
Jun 16, 2012 01:08AM
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Manny is on page 1111 of 1359
To my surprise, Quigley thinks that there was little serious risk of a nuclear exchange over the Cuban Missile Crisis: both sides had enough information to judge the situation correctly and know that the US threat was not a bluff, implying that the Soviet Union had to back down.
Jun 15, 2012 11:51AM
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Manny is on page 1083 of 1359
1956: the Suez Crisis and the Budapest Uprising occur simultaneously. The US harshly criticize Britain and France for their unsuccessful Middle East adventure, but ignore the Soviet Union's brutal crushing of the Hungarian revolt.
Jun 14, 2012 03:28AM
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Manny is on page 1067 of 1359
The new state of Israel was proclaimed by Ben-Gurion on May 14, 1948, and recognized by President Truman 16 minutes later.
Jun 13, 2012 02:45PM
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Manny is on page 1042 of 1359
Ho Chi Minh starts off trying to get American help to fight for Vietnamese independence from France. But Dulles isn't interested, so he turns to Mao instead.
Jun 13, 2012 02:42AM
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