Hello Cruel World
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Hortensia Patel comments (on the blog comments to the above):
"Certainly the parallels with today's "War on Terror" hysteria are

" 'They altered the accepted usage of words in relation to deeds as they thought fit. Reckless audacity was termed courageous loyalty to party; prudent hesitation, specious cowardice; moderation, a cover for
spinelessness; and an ability to understand all sides, total inertia.
Fanatical enthusiasm was rated a man's part; and cautious deliberation, a
euphemism for desertion.' "

(From Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War [wikipedia.org] III 82, written in the 5th century BC. Sound familiar?)
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