Warren Christopher said to have pissed himself with fright in Taiwan

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Re: Warren Christopher said to have pissed himself with fright in Taiwan

Postby Omniloquacious » 22 May 2012, 07:19

FurTrader wrote:I just want to respond with this:

de mortuis nil nisi bonum

(there is a similar saying in Chinese, but I can't remember how to say it at the moment :) )

enough said


I expect you're thinking of 不要貶損死者 ("Speak no ill of the dead").

But that's quite nonsensical when applied to leading actors in history. It would mean that we should desist from recording or even mentioning anything that casts the Hitlers, Stalins, Maos, Chiangs and all of their ilk, greater and lesser, in a non-positive light. Surely not a tenable tenet!
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