Quote of the day: Optimists vs. pessimists
A friend passes along this aphorism, which was new to me: “In the 30s, the pessimists went to New York and the optimists went to Auschwitz.”
A friend passed along this aphorism, which was new to me: “In the 30s, the pessimists went to New York and the optimists went to Auschwitz.”
That resonates with me particularly because recently, in a pessimistic mood, I wondered if the situation nowadays resembles the 1850s domestically but the 1930s internationally.
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Thomas E. Ricks is a former contributing editor to Foreign Policy. Twitter: @tomricks1
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