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Thread #57719   Message #964913
Posted By: Wilfried Schaum
10-Jun-03 - 02:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: American jokes
Subject: RE: BS: American jokes
"Fifty bonus points and an internet buck if you know the originator of the following quote:

"The United States - The only nation to have gone from barbarism to decadence without the intervening period of civilization."

Heard it some 45 years ago when at school attributed to G.B.S. Who else could be so witty?

Georges "The Tiger" Clemenceau (1841-1929): French Premier and Secretary of Defense in WWI, responsible for the harsh Treaty of Versailles which finally led to WWII. Short biography in English and for Canadian bilinguals.