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Have you studied history? Did you know all democracies are destroyed from within?

What is your opinion?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Jan. 27, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (11)
  • I thought the quote was that all empires are destroyed from within. Historically there have been very few democracies.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 2:05 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • Yes I have. I was a history major before I was a psych major. Most countries destroy themselves from within whether or not they are democracies or anything else. Civil wars and disputes over leaders and govt are what usually bring a country down.

    Answer by gemgem at 2:07 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle.....

    Again, tyrannies are destroyed from within, when the reigning family
    are divided among themselves, as that of Gelo was, and more recently
    that of Dionysius; in the case of Gelo because Thrasybulus, the
    brother of Hiero, flattered the son of Gelo and led him into excesses
    in order that he might rule in his name. Whereupon the family got
    together a party to get rid of Thrasybulus and save the tyranny; but
    those of the people who conspired with them seized the opportunity and
    drove them all out.


    Answer by Wimsey at 2:08 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • She's a poet, and didn't even know it (or maybe she did).

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • I wasn't quoting anything, not on purpose. :) But it is refreshing to see women with education.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • Immanuel Kant was a real piss-ant who was very rarely stable.
    Heideggar, Heideggar was a boozy beggar who could think you under the table.
    David Hume could out-consume Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel.
    And Whittgenstein was a beery swine who was just as sloshed as Schlegel.
    There's nothing Nieizsche couldn't teach 'ya 'bout the raising of the wrist.
    Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.
    John Stewart Mill, of his own free will, after half a pint of shanty was particularly ill.


    Answer by Wimsey at 2:15 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • Plato, they say, could stick it away, half a crate of whiskey every day!
    Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,
    And Hobbes was fond of his Dram.
    And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart:
    "I drink, therefore I am."
    Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed;
    A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed.

    I blame THE BRUCES myself - with all full acknowledgement to MPFC.


    Answer by Wimsey at 2:15 PM on Jan. 27, 2009


    This is interesting

    Answer by mamakirs at 2:27 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • mamakirs: That was a great video. I just sent it to my babysitter.Her ::sigh:: Civics instructer was trying to claim that right wing politicians were moving towards Fascism.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:38 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

  • Wimsey




    Answer by autodidact at 2:43 PM on Jan. 27, 2009

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