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Re: Napoleon

Rereading my Wilson post I noticed that it might seem like I think Napoleon was an obviously bad guy. I don’t know that I believe that. He did put a stop to the French Revolution — surely a favor to us all. As as for all the war and invading, I don’t know what to make of that in the modern context. Obviously, when in doubt, I side with the British. So in that sense alone, I’m anti-Napoleon. Also, I’ve developed a soft spot for the Austro-Hungarian Empire thanks to reading a lot of Erik Von Kuehnelt-Leddihn over the last year (and listening to my Slovakian father-in-law). So I don’t know.

Derb, Rick, other Cornerites? Any thoughts on what we’re supposed to think about Napoleon?

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