Throne of Weapons

The World of Our Making (1914 - 2010 AD)

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Neil MacGregor concludes the series with five objects from the C20th and C21st whose stories explore different aspects of our world from plastics to propaganda, sexual revolutions to war.

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Comments [1]

Ishmael from The Bronx

"A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it."
William R. Inge, (Philosophy of Plotinus,1923).
I am surprised that a BBC program could fail to mention this famous quote from William R. Inge a former Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, in relation to this art work. (Yeltsin referred to this quote in relation to failed military coup in 1991.)

May. 24 2012 07:02 PM

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