On Sat, Apr 15, 2000 at 03:08:08PM -0400, Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> > Just what on earth is there to love about _any_ country?
> > Patriotism, IMO, is a very anti-extropian sentiment. For the proof of
> > the pudding, just go read any history of the first world war (one that
> > doesn't focus on the trivial US involvement in that struggle, but goes
> > into the broad picture).
> 300,000 dead and several times that disfigured and disabled is hardly a
> trivial involvement,
Where did you get the 300,000 dead from? The figure I'm working from is
60,000 US soldiers dead -- putting the USA in roughly fourteenth place
in the conflict. (Citation: "The First World War", Martin Gilbert.)
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