From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) War With The Ascians as a Proxy War? Date: Thu, 1 Jan 1998 11:28:11 -0000 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" > > I think, in fact, it's safe to say that Mr Wolfe would regard > the system of the Commonwealth as "better" than that of Ascia; > but we have to be careful not to take that to mean that the > system of the Commonwealth is "good" or the system of Ascia > "evil" -- just that the Commonwealth is less evil than Ascia. Um, I don't agree. Well, technically, yes. But the Ascian state is the ultimate socialist state, and is meant to be the apex of purely human horror possible. You are right about the human spirit enduring, of course, but let's not fool ourselves about Wolfe's intent. hartshorn --