RE: Why Europe is so Contrary

From: Steve Drew (
Date: Sat 07 Dec 2002 - 08:06:47 GMT

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    > Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 11:30:42 -0500
    > From: "Lawrence DeBivort" <>
    > Subject: RE: Why Europe is so Contrary

    > Last, uh, 60 years: stopping Hitler and the Internet. Both profoundly
    > helpful to the processes of human civilization, the first stopping a regime
    > that would have frozen social evolution, and the latter providing the
    > healthiest of tools with which to activate the world's variety. The latter
    > opens an extraordinary door; now, of course, we have to figure out how to
    > walk through it.

    Changed rather than frozen would be my description. The mere act of opposing Hitler, whether overt or covert, drew disparate peoples together in the territories occupied by the Nazis and hence produced some change. Also, implicit in your statement seems to be the idea that social evolution has a destination? Society changes, and good or ill are relative to the society of the observer.



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