[LMB] Culture

Thomas Shaw topaz0 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 14:07:00 BST 2017


On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 8:59 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:01:31 +0100, "James M. BRYANT G4CLF"
> <james at jbryant.eu> wrote:
>
> >William speaks of:-
> >
> > > The culture in the USA (if there is such a thing...)
> >
> >"The only culture to have gone from barbarism to decadence
> >without an intervening period of civilization."
> >                                               G, D & RVVVF
> Was that Clemenceau?
>

Apparently the quote has existed in various forms, and been applied to
various cultures, over the last 200 years:
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/12/07/barbarism-decadence/

Though it has often been attributed to Clemenceau, this article finds the
evidence that he said it to be weak.


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