Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Monday, 2018.12.10
In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder,
and bloodshed, but they produced Michaelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the
Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred
years of democracy and peace -- and what did they produce? The cuckoo-clock.

		Orson Welles, "The Third Man"


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