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March 27th, 2008
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From:aregjan
Date:April 30th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
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Actually, my Soviet-issued book of antique history did a similar argument, and so did my American-issued books...well after this man.
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From:larvatus
Date:May 1st, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
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That was the last man to infer modern Italian heroism from the glory that was Rome.
It didn’t go so well.
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From:aregjan
Date:May 1st, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
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Just because an evil person derived an idea (that Italian heroism is linked to roman glory), it doesn't automatically mean that the idea is evil. I am sure Mussolini would agree that the sky is blue, for example...

Now, what caused it not to go so well is that he used the idea as an excuse to commit crimes. Which doesn't mean that the idea is criminal itself.
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From:larvatus
Date:May 1st, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
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Just because an evil person derived an idea (that Italian heroism is linked to roman glory), it doesn't automatically mean that the idea is evil.

No shit, Sherlock. However, a political idea that fails on worldwide scale is a strong candidate for qualifying as stupid.

Now, what caused it not to go so well is that he used the idea as an excuse to commit crimes.

Genocide is a crime that goes well realizes the malice of its perpetrators on a worldwide scale. So much for your idea of criminal causality.
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From:aregjan
Date:May 1st, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
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However, a political idea that fails on worldwide scale is a strong candidate for qualifying as stupid.
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The idea that Italian heritage (including "military heroism") derives from antique roman history has failed on worldwide scale? Care to substantiate?
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From:larvatus
Date:May 1st, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
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Have men or nations ever won a fight by boasting about the deeds of their ancestors?
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From:aregjan
Date:May 1st, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
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That's totally irrelevant to the original question: that is,
the supposed absence of any Italian war heroes.
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From:larvatus
Date:May 1st, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
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absence

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