Re: hunger

Michael McDermott (
Sun, 08 Mar 1998 07:27:11 -0500


I don't post often and have only been reading the list for a few months so if
this is totally out of line, sorry, but this post troubles me for some reason.

I am kind of curious as to how you are defining civilization here. Don't get me
wrong, they did stamp out ignorance and such, but at what cost? I tend to think
that more was lost than was actually gained by this as many cery colourful and
diverse cultures were lost or sometimes conveniently irradicated in the name of

History is not my area of expertise at all, so if i am completely off base here
I welcome any corrections.

> It is unfortunate that today's mass media doesn't give us the ability to repeat the
> success that was the British colonial era. I daresay that the British in that era
> did more to spread civilization than anyone before, or possibly since.
> --
> Michael Lorrey
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"Understanding is a three-edged sword."
                 -- Kosh, "Deathwalker"