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May 10th, 2022 · No Comments

“It is a mistake to suppose that intellectuality necessarily makes for suspended judgments. The intellect craves certitude. It takes effort to keep it supple and pliable. In a time of danger and disaster we jump desperately for some dogma to cling to. The time comes, if we try to hold out, when our nerves are […]

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May 9th, 2022 · No Comments

“Mental conflicts end either in a new and higher synthesis or adjustment, or else in areversion to more primitive ideas which have been outgrown but to which we dropwhen jolted out of our attained position.” – Randolph Bourne, “The War and the Intellectuals” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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March 30th, 2022 · No Comments

“The President is an elected king, but the fact that he is elected has proved to be of far less significance in the course of political evolution than the fact that he is pragmatically a king.” – Randolph Bourne, “The State” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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March 29th, 2022 · No Comments

“The modern State begins when a prince secures almost undisputed sway over fairly homogeneous territory and people and strives to fortify his power and maintain the order that will conduce to the safety and influence of his heirs. The State in its inception is pure and undiluted monarchy; it is armed power, culminating in a […]

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March 28th, 2022 · No Comments

“The normal relation of States is war. Diplomacy is a disguised war, in which States seek to gain by barter and intrigue, by the cleverness of wits, the objectives which they would have to gain more clumsily by means of war. Diplomacy is used while the States are recuperating from conflicts in which they have […]

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March 22nd, 2022 · No Comments

“A people at war have become in the most literal sense obedient, respectful, trustful children again, full of that naive faith in the all-wisdom and all-power of the adult who takes care of them, imposes his mild but necessary rule upon them and in whom they lose their responsibility and anxieties. In this recrudescence of […]

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