Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"They Lack Our Altruism"

That's a quote from a character in the film Breaker Morant.

Lord Kitchener: Needless to say, the Germans couldn't give a damn about the Boers. The diamonds and gold of South Africa they're after.

Major Bolton: They lack our altruism, sir.

Lord Kitchener: Quite.

in spite of "The Banker's Paradox." It's a plausible story, untestable though as far as I can tell. Still it's at least a way it might have happened, or maybe not, who knows? :-)

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