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Walter, your having to link to Wikipedia for the entry on Yugoslavia made me laugh out loud. But of course, you’re right.
My friends and I shake our heads in disbelief that a band like Nirvana is almost as far back in time to a young person today as the Beatles were to us when Nirvana was breaking big in the early 1990s. For questions of world history, I’m sure it’s even more pronounced.
“The two live together in a vicious symbiotic relationship; scratch a Red and you’ll find a Brown. Better yet, scratch either one deeply enough and you will find a Black: someone so caught up in the will to power that crimes and atrocities don’t even count anymore.”
This reminds me of an old joke, why is facist like a beaf steak? Becuase he is brown on the outside, and red on inside.
გამარჯობა! (gamorjoba!) I envy you your tours of Georgia — I never made it there during my times in the USSR. Maybe someday … fascinating language and culture — and much despised by the Russians I met, for all that they were happy enough to drink their wine.
But what do you think of Mikheil Saakashvili? Is he, taken all in all, a good thing for Georgia?
The road to hell is paved in good intentions.
Socialism sounds nice but it ignores costs. In a word it is founded upon naivety with no understanding of mathematics.
Conservatism recognizes that the devil I know is better than the devil I don’t but ignores and even marks as evil creativity.
Ironically both polar opposites bring about the same end, “destruction”.
Russians do not despise Georgians any more than any other peoples. With exception of Jews of course. It is called Russian Great-state (my a$$) Chauvinism.
Saak is an idiot who fall for Putin’s trick so easily.
He has no business running a state.
@jbay1, WTH are you talking about? Conservatism recognizes that people are free to create their own success or destruction. How else do you explain the popularity of the iPhone?
Well, this was very interesting, but I was hoping you would also talk about your impressions of present-day Georgia. Please tell me there will be another installment.
Glad you enjoyed the piece, and yes, this if the first of a few posts on Georgia and the region!
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