Time Magazine: Man of the Millennium

Eric Hildum Eric.Hildum at Japan.NCR.COM
Fri Sep 25 05:36:10 EST 1998

Well, technically, Japan has not actually outlawed slavery, but has only
outlawed using Japanese nationals as slaves within Japan, and exporting
Japanese nationals to be used as slaves.

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin wrote:

> Craig Burley wrote in alt.memetics:
> >mawarkus at t-online.de (Matthias Warkus) writes:
> >
> >Well, thinking in terms of what he actually *said*, "benefit of the
> >human race", I think it's fair to at least consider that it might have
> >been the unique contribution of George Washington that he laid down
> >the foundations of a government, based not on powerful personal rule
> >but the rule of the individual citizen (via democratic republic) and
> >his private morality, and that this government, in basically the same
> >form, a century later, struck the most definitive worldwide blow
> >against the widespread practice of slavery.
> The United States was, among industrialized nations, about the LAST to
> eliminate slavery.

Eric Hildum
Eric.Hildum at Japan.NCR.COM

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