Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The world was our oyster

If you think our tendency toward nation-building is out of control now, check out this map. It was apparently drawn sometime in 1942 as the outgrowth of FDR's "Four Freedom's" speech - an address that I used as a jumping-off point for this post.

Looking back on it, the arrogance is astounding.

It takes a little while to download, but is worth the wait. You can click to zoom in or out.

Check out bullet-point number 26.


Gar said...

I liked the "New World Moral Order" on the map.

If electricity comes from electrons then we all know where morality comes from.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Good one.

I'm going to get our graphics people to print a large copy of this thing for me.
I think it's fascinating.