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Re: You can measure the civilization of a society ...

Posted by ESC on January 22, 2007

In Reply to: You can measure the civilization of a society ... Posted by Alan Frazer on January 22, 2007

: I cant find the exact quote that I believe originates from Winston Churchill to the effect that "you can measure the civilization of a society by the way it treats its prisoners ".

Haven't found that version yet. However, my fellow West Virginian Pearl S. Buck (
http://www.english.upenn.edu/Projects/Buck/biography.html ) said:

"The test of a civilization is in the way it cares for its helpless members." Pearl S. Buck. 21st Century Dictionary of Quotations, edited by The Princeton Language Institute. Dell Publishing, New York, 1993. Page 76.