--On Thursday, November 13, 2003 6:41 PM -0500 "Wilson, Carl"
>> One of the good things about Randy Newman is his songs are
>> very short, so they don't take up too much class time
> And concise, too, as Great Nations of Europe shows so well:
> "There were natives there called Guanches, Guanches by the score --
> Bullets, disease, the Portugese, and they weren't there any more."
> Yep, pretty much sums it up, Randy.
Cliff's Notes couldn't whittle down Jared Diamond and William McNeill much
more than that....