Monday, October 02, 2006

"What makes Britain great? Discipline, sir." Col. Brighton

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What made Britain great? The Arabs in Lawrence of Arabia said "Its guns" and "Its Navy." But what made British firearms technology and ships and armed forces so effective? Indeed, Col. Brighton's answer, "discipline," seems a pretty good answer. British society was well-orderd in general and disciplined in education.

What has made the USA great? My answer is brainpower and creativity.
Geography student Shea Mighell said "Health and education." I agree. Good nutrition and schooling encourages the growth of brains. Look at the profiles of the creators of Google, Microsoft and Apple to gauge some of the reasons for America's success.

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