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