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January 03, 2012

Edward Gibbon: Europe out of Germany. Discuss.

The most civilized nations of modern Europe issued from the woods of Germany; in the rude institutions of those Barbarians we [received] the original principles of our present laws and manners.

--Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Chapter IX (1782)

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Posted by JD Hull at January 3, 2012 11:59 PM

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Alternative caption (not suitable for Americans, Brits and some others):

I for one welcome our new non-Judeo-Graeco-Roman overlords

:-)

Posted by: FERGUS O'ROURKE at January 7, 2012 02:20 AM

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