August 01, 2006

Heinlein Quote of the Month (August 2006)

"Sick cultures show a complex of symptoms such as you have named [i.e., violence, muggings, sniping, arson, bombing, terrorism, riots]... but a dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot."

- Boss in Friday.

Posted by JohnL at August 1, 2006 08:37 PM | TrackBack

Fuckin' a tweety. C.f. also Twain: adn armed society is a polite society.

Posted by: ktel60 at August 13, 2006 01:25 AM
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