Thursday, March 21, 2013

To the Right of Attila the Hun

Occasionally someone may claim that someone's political beliefs are " to the right of Attila the Hun."  This is a silly claim.

In the first place using the terms "right" and "left" was meant to describe the French Parliament just before their revolution.  Those that sat on the right favored monarchy and those on the left favored traditional liberalism.

I think I'm right in saying that neither I, nor Attila, have an opinion on the French monarchy.

Incidentally, if you want to compare my political thoughts to some great conqueror, then I'd say that I mostly agree with Genghis Khan.

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford is a good book.

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