[lit-ideas] Re: Just War

  • From: Eric Yost <eyost1132@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 03:22:48 -0400

Mike wrote: Gandhi is a greater force in the world than Alexander the Great.

Yikes! {{Wrong answer buzzer sounding}}

Like Alexander, Gandhi may have been a terrible husband and father, but Alexander's influence is far superior to any the old Mahatma may have culled.

Whether it's the spread of Greek culture throughout the ancient NE world, his founding of centers of learning and culture, his implemented innovations in political iconography, civil administration, city planning, etc., Alexander beats Gandhi by a mile.

The first medical center in history was established ... in Alexandria.

Gandhi--according to VS Naipaul in _An Area of Darkness_--couldn't even persuade his fellow Indians to bury their defecation when they visited shrines or religious parks. On the other hand he did make Ben Kingsley's career. But that hardly balances the scales...unless you're Ben.

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