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A watch(ed) maker never (produces a plague of) boils
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ewx From: ewx Date: November 5th, 2009 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh and another thing. “if they would only listen” reminds me of a remark in Anthony Beevor's excellent history of the Spanish Civil War, to the effect that the Republicans (democrats, communists, trade-unionists, anarchists etc) seemed to be thoroughly convinced that the democracies (Britain, France) would send assistance if only they could explain their case to them clearly enough.

But in fact they'd deeply misunderstood the policies the relevant governments were following: they very much wanted to stay out of the war and really were prepared to see the Republican side lose (as it subsequently did).

So this problem isn't restricted to TGGD by any means, nor to modern internet argument...

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