Re: European vs. American Fanaticism

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Jul 03 2001 - 07:04:34 MDT

Lee Corbin wrote:
> Mike Lorrey wrote,
> > Anyway, WWII... fairly well demolishes the argument
> > that extremism has its capital in America (unless
> > one categorizes freedom as a form of extremism).
> Who has ever claimed that?

You claimed that Americans are extremists over petty things and
europeans are over profound things. I argued the reverse, but I didn't
say what you attributed to me above... though an honest reading of
history shows that euros are far more extremist about everything than
Americans. We just are less inclined to use disinformation to hide

> J. R. Molloy wrote:
> > In that respect: "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, moderation
> > in the pursuit of freedom is no virtue" - Sen. Harry Goldwater
> > paraphrasing the Roman Senator Cato
> That was Barry Goldwater, not Harry. (The statement comes from the 1964
> presidential campaign.)

Sorry, foggy brain syndrome...

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