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Old 04-16-2007, 10:49 AM   #22
Cady Goldfield
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Re: A History of Violence

Benjamin Edelen wrote: Do you folks feel that the etiquette of those traditional systems has been lost? Does it still lurk within our social systems, disguised by subtlety but working behind the scenes to make us a more peaceful society?

Sorry to say, it probably has been part of human observation in every generation since the begining of humankind!

When I was a boy, we were taught to be discrete and respectful of
elders, but the present youth are exceedingly 'wise' and impatient of
restraint.

--- Hesiod, Eighth Century B.C.E.

Besides, etiquette is frequently used as a facade of civility over a core of savagery and bigotry.

Last edited by Cady Goldfield : 04-16-2007 at 10:51 AM.
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