Monday, 26 March 2007

Losers' Lessons from World Literature

Here's a small sequence of events in the book Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield

The defeat of a proud Gaul

The place of defeat gets a bad name

..and the attitude sticks, even among the commoners
In the legend, it says "An attitude which has persisted down the centuries, with the result that scene of the Gauls' defeat by Caesar is still unknown. A regrettably chauvinist state of affairs."

It's a trifle sad the Caribbean Islands are already well-charted territory, else we could forget about the battles of Trinidad & Tobago just as easily as the Gauls forgot Alesia.

No comments: