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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Erasmus v Luther

For John, BLUFThe problem is, the problems of today often have their roots in the past.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The New York Review of Books, by Mr Michael Massing, 20 Feb 2018.

Here is the lede:

Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, the leading figure of the Northern Renaissance, is widely considered the greatest of early humanists. Five hundred years ago, he faced a populist uprising led by a powerful provocateur, Martin Luther, that resulted in divisions no less explosive than those we see in America and Europe today.
I thought it was an interesting read and it gave me a better sense of that period in history (Fifteen Hundreds).

Do you think the author sees Hillary as Erasmus and The Donald as Martin Luther.  Or is it visa versa?

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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