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Re: [infoguys-list] the Downfall of Western Civilivation Part I

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    And as he was fond of saying and writing, An Armed Society is a Polite Society . I miss Lazarus Long, for all his foibles. -- Brian Poirier
    Message 1 of 12 , Nov 4, 2005
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      And as he was fond of saying and writing, "An Armed Society is a Polite
      Society".
      I miss Lazarus Long, for all his foibles.
      --
      Brian Poirier
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      On 11/4/05, Ryugen C Fisher <mycroft@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello suesarkis,
      >
      > A very talented author, engineer and erstwhile prophet named Robert
      > Anson Heinlein defined (in the late 1940's) this period of time as
      > "The Crazy Years" ..
      >
      > One of his protagonists once asked the lead character in a one of his
      > novels, "What single social element proceeds the downfall of every
      > civilization in history?" .. the heroine made several excellent
      > guesses but was wrong.. the real answer? "Lack of Politeness" ...
      >
      > The failure of politeness to be a determining factor in social
      > interaction has been (and is?) a precursor to the downfall of every
      > great culture and civilization in known history ...
      >


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