Skip to main content
No. of Recommendations: 3
It wasn't until much later, that I realized that the gallant knights were actually armed thugs. Not only did the knights keep Europe in the dark ages, for a thousand years, they massacred thousands of helpless Jews, during the Crusades.

They also managed to defeat the Arabs and Turks trying to conquer Europe. See, for example, the battle of Tours
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tours
and the battle of Vienna and the siege of Vienna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vienna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Vienna

Warfare has destroyed many of the finest civilizations the world has seen, over and over again.

It has also preserved many of the finest civilizations.
See, for example, the battles of Salamis and Thermopylae
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Salamis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thermopylae

DB2
Print the post  

Announcements

This is a Politics Free Board
Politically charged posts are not permitted on the Metar Board. If you make a political post, and it is alerted, the post will be removed. Thanks!
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.