IF BOTH SIDES ARE WRONG, THEIR COMPROMISES ARE NO BETTER | 2002-08-24
In 1939, Communist fanatics ruled the Soviet Union. In 1939, Anti-Communist extremists ruled in Germany, Italy and Japan. Fanatics on one extreme ruled one side, fanatics on the other extreme ruled the other.
So they compromised. In late August of 1939, these two totalitarian states signed the Nazi-Soviet Pact. That Pact divided Poland between Germany and Russia.
The problem was that both fascists and Communists were extremists. By definition, a compromise between those extremists should lead to truth and peace, right?
But the Nazi-Soviet agreement led right into World War II.
So when people say that a compromise is the solution to problems between extremists, it just ain't so.