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From John Cassidy, writing in the New Yorker, October 10, 2011:
"Outraged by this Carthaginian settlement, John Maynard Keynes wrote his first best-seller, 'The Economic Consequences of the Peace,' warning that the Versailles Treaty would prove disastrous for the victors as well as for the defeated."
November 10, 2011
This dialogue from the play Sleuth provides a good example:
MILO. I understand. How much sacking do you want done?
ANDREW. A decent bit, I think. A few chairs on their backs, some china ornaments put to the sword. You know—convincing but not Carthaginian.
January 29, 2011
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