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Many Americans now have the same attitude about the US

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Crabtownboy, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    “Mark Sykes exemplified another characteristic common among the British ruling class of the Edwardian age, a breezy arrogance that held that most of the world’s messy problems were capable of neat solution, that the British had the answers to many of them, and that it was their special burden—no less tiresome for being God-given—to enlighten the rest of humanity to that fact.”

    ― Scott Anderson, Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
     
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    InTheLight Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. I love it! Good for those Americans. Maybe we could elect one in 2016!
     
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    Well considering that is the Progressive Attitude its not surprising. Just look at how Woodrow Wilson viewed WW1. The elites always think they know what is best for everyone else.
     
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    InTheLight Well-Known Member

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    Hmm...you went to the progressive elite in disdain, whereas in my endorsement I was thinking of the American frontiersmen and manifest destiny.
     
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