A RECIPE FOR IMPERIALISM, c. 1305.
Should President Bush have read Pierre Dubois’ treatise on how to conquer the Middle East before embarking on a war with Iraq? Here are some of the medieval writer’s recommendations:
- How to combat the Islamists.
- And what are the benefits of converting Muslims to Christianity? Peace and mutual understanding? Naw, none of that idealist stuff. According to Dubois,
Before any of these things can happen, however, the Western World will have to unite, Dubois says.
When universal peace and harmony among all Christians has been established…they will be in a better position to subjugate barbaric nations.
(Quotations are from Pierre Dubois’ On the Recovery of the Holy Land).