Historical Thought Of The Day

Posted By on March 31, 2005

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“All those military histories glorifying great generals oversimplify the ego-deflating truth: the winners of past wars were not always the armies with the best generals and weapons, but were often merely those bearing the nastiest germs to trasmit to their enemies.”

– Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, And Steel

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2 Responses to “Historical Thought Of The Day”

  1. Zane says:

    By this time you’d think humans would find war was decidedly lame. Too bad it keeps happening.

  2. Christina says:

    By this time you would have thought we’d have killed each other off. Surprises happen every day. Also, if this quote were completely true, wouldn’t that make countries such as France more powerful, militarily speaking. Perhaps I shouldn’t have made that joke because now people are going to think that I meant that seriously…too late.