The Art of Tetman Callis

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The unendurable burden of empire

May 24th, 2013 · No Comments

“A great victory is a great danger.  Human nature finds it harder to endure a victory than a defeat; indeed, it seems to be easier to achieve a victory than to endure it in such a way that it does not in fact turn into a defeat.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations (trans. Hollingdale) Share […]

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Tags: Friedrich Nietzsche · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law

Cold sober and seeing straight

May 24th, 2013 · No Comments

“One can live only so long as one is intoxicated, drunk with life; but when one grows sober one cannot fail to see that it is all a stupid cheat. What is truest about it is that there is nothing even funny or silly in it; it is cruel and stupid, purely and simply.” — […]

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Tags: Lit & Crit · William James