Monthly Archives: October 2012

Daily quote for the foreign politics debate audience (10/16)

The only effective countermeasures against the foreign politics discussed earlier “Of all the kings the Romans attacked, only Mithridates defended himself with courage and posed a threat to them. Nothing had been more ruinous to most of the kings than … Continue reading

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Daily quote for the foreign politics debate audience (10/15)

What the solid foreign policies of promoting peace, liberty, helping the weakest and other policies meant for those they were aimed at: Personal terror “But nothing served Rome better than the respect it commanded everywhere. It immediately reduced kings to … Continue reading

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Daily quote for the foreign politics debate audience (10/14)

Why pursuing the freedom promoting policy makes sense (among other foreign policies) even if one lives of the subjugation of others: Freedom as a tool of conquest “Please observe the conduct of the Romans. After the defeat of Antiochus, they … Continue reading

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Daily quote for the foreign politics debate audience (10/13)

Why pursuing peaceful policy makes sense (among other foreign policies) even if one lives of the war: Peace as a tool of conquest “To keep great princes permanently weak, the Romans did not want them to make any alliance with … Continue reading

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Daily quote for the foreign politics debate audience (10/12)

Yet another brain dump of the real reasons for current (and future) foreign policy: Hypocrisy “When some prince or people broke away from obedience to a ruler, they were immediately accorded the title of ally of the Roman people. This … Continue reading

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Daily quote for the foreign politics debate audience (10/11)

We proceed deciphering obscure and camouflage messages which will be likely used during the foreign policy debates… Trickery “Since they never made peace in good faith, and since universal conquest was their object, their treaties were really only suspensions of … Continue reading

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Daily quote for the foreign politics debate audience (10/10)

We continue our translation sheet of the obscure and hypocritical messages we are likely to hear during the foreign policy debates into plain English (err… a plain translation to English from the original plain French)… Allies “It set itself up … Continue reading

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