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Re: Still More Thoughts
Posted By: julian, on host
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2001, at 03:15:38
In Reply To: Still More Thoughts posted by MarkN on Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at 18:25:28:

> Predictably, the treaty wasn't worth the paper it wasn't printed on.

Everything is predictable with hindsight. Hitler was not widely considered a madman before WWII. Many - particularly the European upperclass - thought that national socialism (correct term?) was a good idea. And nobody argued with what was practically the abolishing of unemployment. This caused people to close their eyes to the terror-aspects of Nazi government.

jul"it could happen again*"ian

* .. and for this reason alone, a certain amount (but less than today) of weaponry will always be necessary.