"What matters is not the language of the phrase, but how one argues for it (though, of course, there's an interesting discussion to be had about how language shapes thought). My point, which Nate understood and which I clarified with my…"
"That's what translations are for. My own German isn't great (though I did spend some time working on a personal translation of Zarathustra) and my Greek is practically nonexistent, but that doesn't preclude a more sophisticated…"
""I believe that the author means it in the sense that overwhelming force gives one the right to rule, as opposed to verifying the moral righteousness of same."
Having read the whole book, I agree the author feels that "overwhelming…"
"I was very fortunate that growing up, my Dad knew how to do almost anything and basically instilled in me the attitude of how can I do this rather than can I do this. I started holding the trouble light for him working under the hood when I was six.…"