Guess who's coming to supper....

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  1. Stratiotes

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    The question was asked at another forum I frequent about who, from history, would you invite to a party to be held with the other members of the forum. Here was my response, in part.

    I'd like to discuss the evils of central banking with Andrew Jackson; maneuver warfare with Nathan Forrest and/or Erwin Rommel; Hannabel is a good choice too; Sun Tzu (assuming he was one person, of course) would be a great additon to the maneuver warfare discussion; Harry Truman for political history (probably the president with the best knowledge of history - even better than Wilson) and maybe Ho Chi Min and Mao Tse Tung just to keep Harry fired-up...I hope nobody is offended by his language though. Ahmed Shah Masood might be a good addition to the Sun Tzu/maneuver warfare discussion.

    There are far too many to name them all - I would love to talk church govt with Thomas Jackson and he would be a great addition to the maneuver warfare discussion too but I think I'd prefer time alone with him rather than at a party. There are, of course, a number of others I'd like a private time with. But, if its a party, then I'd like a hearty discussion and to have that there has to be some conflicting views.

    What's your perfect history party?
     
  2. CoachC

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    I would like to discuss cavalry tactics with Sitting Bull.

    I would like to sit down with Socrates and discuss why human beings have a desire to know?

    I would like to discuss politics with Churchill. Oratory with Hitler.

    If I weren't married I like to have a date with Helen of Troy.

    I would love to have Beethoven provide the music for the party.

    Make it like Coach C's excellent adventure. Bring out Joan of Arc and Ghenghis Khan and Billy the Kid.

    It would be a party for the ages.
     
  3. Dr. Bob

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    It's a dinner PARTY, right? So I'm thinking "party" people . . .

    Alexander the Great could provide the dancing (second choice would be Caligula, but his parties get out of hand)

    Paul Revere could provide the place settings.

    J.S. Bach could play dinner music.

    Thomas Stonewall Jackson could provide lemons for lemonade. Not too sweet.

    Marco Polo could bring those new Chinese noodles.

    Jonah could bring fish (and gourds if he wants).

    Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane would be welcome with the meat entree.

    Marie Antoinette could bring the cake.

    John Chapman could provide apples and fruit

    Ah, the imagination runs and this is just the CATERING!
     
  4. rsr

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    CoachC said:

    "I would love to have Beethoven provide the music for the party."

    Beethoven would be the last person to invite to a party. He would be at loggerheads with the guests within a few minutes.
     
  5. CoachC

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    Just like I want my favorite performers today to shut up and sing. Ludwig would have to shut up and conduct [​IMG]

    Plus I don't know that he would be able to hear anything the other guests said anyway.
     
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    Didn't stop him from talking ...

    BTW, welcome to the board, CoachC.
     
  7. CoachC

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    thanks rsrs, as Dr. Bob, history is one of my great loves in life.
     

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