Thursday, 28 December 2006

“It is recorded that Venizelos, in reading in Fisher’s History of Europe that the Greek invasion of Asia Minor in 1919 was a mistake, smiled ironically and said: ‘Every enterprise that does not succeed is a mistake.’ If Wat Tyler’s rebellion succeeded, he would be an English hero. If the American War of Independence had ended in disaster, the founding fathers of the United States would be briefly regarded in history as a gang of turbulent and unscrupulous fanatics.”

- E.H. Carr, The 20 Years’ Crisis 1919-1939

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