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Daemon
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If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
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Freedom gives more or less equal playground that's it.

>> Fair play is a fundamental part of the game...
kamilion
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Since freedom can be interpreted variously and in fact it has got several meanings would be qiute adequate to come to the consent about its definition prior to its use. It is easy to imagine what sort of freedom Maugham meant though at the same time it is very dificult to establish whether the nation as a whole share the same feeling and values the same thing. I do not think so.
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I know this is not related to todays topic but I have to say I will probably have a glass of champagne tonight as I stepped up on the 'rank ladder' and I'm no longer a Newbie... Fantastic!
Miriam...
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Congratulations, Kamillion.:)
Verbatim
Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:26:22 PM
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Daemon wrote:
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)


From "Strictly Personal" 1941. Maugham was writing from France just before its fall to Nazi Germany. There is a story of the wealthy of the French Riviera as they are evacuated
on a rickety ship having to bear some serious discomfort, loss of property, and facing the possible loss of their lives.

Of course, in truth the negotiated armistice with Hitler and the Vichy government were instrumental in preserving comfort and money for the southern France as a result of collaboration.
MTC
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Yes, congratulations kamilion. You see, spiders really are welcome on this forum if not everywhere on the "web."
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And the rest is...nothing. (Congrats Spidy Chamaleon)
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