Re: [asa] social evolution for Jon Tandy

From: John Burgeson (ASA member) <hossradbourne@gmail.com>
Date: Fri May 15 2009 - 15:40:08 EDT

I have always wondered why we call him "Alexander the Great."
"Alexander the Thug" (or some even more impolite noun) would seem to
describe him much better.

On 5/14/09, Dave Wallace <wmdavid.wallace@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dehler, Bernie wrote:
>> Contrary-wise, I heard a historian say that Hitler was rather noble
>> compared to Alexander the Great. Hitler had an ideal, even though it was
>> twisted. Alexander the Great would wipe-out cities for simply for the
>> vain glory of killing.
>>
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> In 1973-74 we lived in Helsinki, at the end of our time we drove through
> Poland on our way ultimately to Amsterdam and a flight to Canada. After
> we left Krakow going to Prague we happened to pass Auschwitz. 6 million
> Jews is hard to grasp but a 10' * 10' room full of human hair or
> eyeglasses to a depth of 6' really hits home and scars the soul. Seeing
> the furnaces etc is indescribable.
>
> I think Hitler and Stalin both came pretty close to equaling anything in
> the past.
>
> Dave W
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