Yes, I think that Quigley was using the geographical endpoints of his axes as metaphorical bookends, a way of encompassing a great deal of the world that lay in between them. Like you, I would have wished for more of an exposition of his definition of Asiatic despotism, but remember that Qugley rather assumed that in coming to his works or his classes, you had already absorbed the finer points of a classical education. He probaly felt that our understanding of that notion was a given, which is why it appears to get short shrift in T&H
Yeah, I'm with you, brother. It's a sad, sorry gaggle of statist clowns, grifters, ruling class elitists and opportunists on offer as our 'choice'. "Death or chi-chi?" as the old joke goes. So Palin's my write-in - praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.
I'll definitely add the book you reference to my reading list. Thanks for that!
posted on 12/27/2011 4:58:55 PM PST
("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
Haha, OK, metaphorical bookends makes both axes being discussed eminently more understandable, at least for me! (Could I be so impudent to ponder if the good professor chose "P"eru as his SA bookend for its alliterative effect?)
Thanks again for the ping to this thread (where we are actually discussing the content of the other thread!), since it has engaged me in the type of thought provoking discussion that I was so fond of at FR in the past. Isee that you have further discussion downthread that I will get to tomorrow. We're settling in for a late dinner soon and some relaxation tonight!
posted on 12/28/2011 5:39:51 PM PST
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