Thursday, August 30, 2012

Live Blogging Mitt Romney's Speech--CONTINUED

Barbara Tuchman does not hide at all her bemused but serious frustration with Germans.  At least with the Germans who ran things in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.  She relates stories of this or that German loudly proclaiming the superority of German culture, loudly insisting that Germany have dominion over all of Europe to rid it of trash and weakness, etc...and then this or that German being surprised, and finding it incomprehensible, when his interlocutor expresses, shall we say, another point of view.
And another thing: can a person be considered an interlocutor when he is being shouted at?



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