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Chris is on page 22 of 284
"The vitality of the vision [of peace] is the measure of man's rebellion against the fate which binds his collective life to the world of nature from which his soul recoils. The vision can be kept alive only by permitting it to overreach itself." Who permits? Who fates?
Sep 29, 2010 05:38PM
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Chris
Chris is on page 276 of 284
The constant references to global economic interconnectedness would be Friedmanesque if N didn't see globalization as a dominant source of conflict.
Oct 03, 2010 11:08AM
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Chris
Chris is on page 252 of 284
I'm not sure I buy his analysis of Gandhi, but the pivot directly from India to American Blacks as situations suited to nonviolent resistance is incredible.
Oct 03, 2010 10:46AM
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Chris
Chris is on page 245 of 284
"Since reason is never pure ..." I see what you did there
Oct 03, 2010 10:35AM
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Chris
Chris is on page 231 of 284
"Any political philosophy which assumes that natural impulses, that is, greed, the will to power and other forms of self-assertion, can never be completely controlled or sublimates by reason, is under the necessity of countenancing political policies which attempt the control of nature in human history by setting the forces of nature against the impulses of nature." Find the overworked word!
Oct 03, 2010 10:19AM
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Chris
Chris is on page 168 of 284
"From [the proletarian's] perspective there is nothing good in modern society which deserves preservation. In his mood he is not inclined to worry about the future. Like all desperate men he can afford to be romantic about it." Ouch. This is good rhetoric marred principally by the ex cathedra tone, which N can seldom resist.
Oct 02, 2010 06:44PM
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Chris
Chris is on page 155 of 284
"The Marxian imagines that he has a philosophy or even a science of history. What he has is really an apocalyptic vision." You say that like it's a bad thing!
Oct 02, 2010 06:27PM
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Chris
Chris is on page 43 of 284
Long citation of Waldo Frank on how European individual subjectivity overpowered the Inca's "will delimited by the apparent surface of nature". :-\
Oct 02, 2010 08:45AM
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Chris
Chris is on page 21 of 284
"Since the increasing complexity of society makes it impossible to bring all those who are in charge of its intricate techniques and processes, and who are therefore in possession of social power, under complete control, it will always be necessary to rely partly upon the honesty and self-restraint of those who are not socially restrained."
Sep 29, 2010 05:34PM
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Chris
Chris is on page 18 of 284
"The frustrations of the average man, who can never realize the power and the glory which his imagination sets as the ideal, makes him the more willing tool and victim of the imperial ambitions of his group. His frustrated individual ambitions gain a measure of satisfaction in the power and the aggrandizement of his nation." The USA chant, now linked to Palin, started at the Atlanta Olympics.
Sep 29, 2010 05:28PM
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Chris
Chris is on page 14 of 284
"[The powerful man's] generosity is at once a display of his power and an expression of his pity. His generous impulses freeze within him if his power is challenged or his generosities are accepted without grateful humility."
Sep 29, 2010 05:19PM
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