Redeeming qualities of Attila the Hun

On the blog Past Imperfect for the online version of Smithsonian Magazine, Michael D. Blodgett tries to find "Nice Things to Say About Attila the Hun." The greatest, he feels was Attila's "refusal to be seduced by wealth."

Blodgett, the author of a number of books and papers on Attila the Hun, seeks to find anything admirable about the conqueror who savaged the Roman Empire in a series of campaigns between 434 and 453 C.E.