The Daily Chesterbelloc – Islam – 05/06/2006

For today's quote we wandered over to Tremendous Trifles.

"The Turks besieged Vienna and nearly took it, less than a century before the American Declaration of Independence. Islam was then our superior, especially in military art. There is no reason why its recent inferiority in mechanical construction, whether military or civilian, should continue indefinitely. Even a slight accession of material power would make the further control of Islam by an alien culture difficult. A little more and there will cease that which our time has taken for granted, the physical domination of Islam by the disintegrated Christendom we know." – Belloc

Anyone want to guess the date on this? 1990? 1980? 2000?

How about 1929?

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