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The Big Man of History



     The long drawn out confrontation with Iraq reminds me af an earlier episode long ago. I received a request to write a statement saying in effect that Iraq was the natural leader of the Arab world. In exchange I would receive an invitation to Iraq. I dodged the request by writing a piece of the importance of the Arab language. The invitation never came! Much has been written about the great man theory of history. It would be more appropriate in many cases to talk about the big man theory of history, since men like Sadam Hussein are pathological cases of megalomania.

Ronald Hilton - 11/15/98


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