Edmund Burke

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”

Edmund Burke

Carly’s medieval history degree

Fiorina: Medieval History Degree Will Help Her Defeat ISIS

“What ISIS wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literally.”

Who would have thought that a bachelor’s degree in medieval history and philosophy, even from Stanford University, would prove useful for anyone but a university medievalist – much less a presidential candidate?
“Finally my degree in medieval history and philosophy has come in handy,” said Carly Fiorina Sunday night, “because what ISIS wants to do is drive us back to the Middle Ages, literally.”
ABC News reported that the point arose while Fiorina was addressing a town hall crowd in Windham, New Hampshire. Asked by a member of the military for assurance that she is capable of taking on the Islamic terror group, Fiorina replied that ISIS is “an evil that must be defeated,” and that she would work with allies in the Middle East such as Turkey who have asked for specific resources and assistance to fight the extremist group. Turkey, for example, has asked for help establishing a no-fly zone along its border with Syria.
Asked to elaborate on how a degree in medieval history will help her handle ISIS, Fiorina replied,
“Every single one of the techniques that ISIS is using — the crucifixion, the beheadings, the burning alive — those were commonly-used techniques in the Middle Ages, so we can’t avert our eyes and pretend it’s an exaggeration that ISIS wants to take its territory back to the Middle Ages. But that is in truth what they want to do and are attempting to do.”

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