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Last Sentence – Guns, Sails, and Empires

“The “Vasco da Gama’s era” ends in a nightmare in which men–Westerners and non-Westerners alike–are bewildered by this confusion and the old fancy of the apprenti sorcier becomes tragically actual.” -Carlo M. Cipolla

Apprenti sorcier means sorcerer’s apprentice. 

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Favorite Quote – Guns, Sails, and Empires

“As Dr. Chiang puts it, “while Buddha came to China on white elephants, Christ was borne on cannon balls.” -Carlo M. Cipolla

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