[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge House Rules
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Wed Mar 19 21:00:28 UTC 2014
"Many historians hold that the principle of liberum veto [aka
"Consensus"] was a major cause of the deterioration of the Commonwealth
political system—particularly in the 18th century, when foreign powers
[aka ?...] bribed Sejm members to paralyze its proceedings—and the
Commonwealth's [aka "Noisebridge's"] eventual destruction."
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From: "Al Sweigart" <asweigart at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge House Rules
>From the Wikipedia article:
>"At the same time, historians hold that the principle of liberum veto
>was a major cause of the deterioration of the Commonwealth political
>system and Commonwealth's eventual downfall. Deputies bribed by
>magnates or foreign powers, or simply content to believe they were
>living in some kind of "Golden Age", for over a century paralysed the
>Commonwealth's government, stemming any attempts at reform. Piotr
>Stefan Wandycz wrote that the "liberum veto had become the sinister
>symbol of old Polish anarchy.""
>No, Sergiusz, I'd say that's a fairly accurate description of
>Noisebridge's consensus process.
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