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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2003 7:48 pm 
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Who said, in response to a query about the civilization of the West (or the United States) .. it would be a good idea?

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When asked about Western Civilization, Gandhi said, "It would be a good idea."
http://www.geocities.com/nscenter/Create.htm

`Mr Gandhi, what do you think of modern civilization?' And Mr Gandhi said, `That would be a good idea.''" - Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand [Mahatma] (1869-1948) in reply to a journalist


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BTW, this one is in our database too, but it's probably apocryphal - I don't think anyone has verified that Gandhi said it.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2003 7:10 am 
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Thanks.

I could swear that I saw this attributed to Oscar Wilde in response to a query as to the Civilization of the United States. I can't find that reference again. Instead, I find the Gandhi quote, if it is a quote, in reference to Western Civilization. Here, refers to '''modern civilization.'''

Hmmmmm. ????

the mind boggles.

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Heh, I like it, but don't know if this means anything to you...

"America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between." -Oscar Wilde

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/1177/W1.htm

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