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Reinhold Niebuhr: “One of the most pathetic aspects of human history”

19 January 2017

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“One of the most pathetic aspects of human history is that every civilization expresses itself most pretentiously, compounds its partial and universal values most convincingly, and claims immortality for its finite existence at the very moment when the decay which leads to death has already begun.”

Reinhold Niebuhr

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  1. Dave permalink
    19 January 2017 1:57 pm

    Reblogged this on Jordanfel's Blog.

  2. Dave permalink
    19 January 2017 2:02 pm

    Before my son took his life, several years ago, he had announced to me that his generation was losing out on what mine and the two or so before had gained. I was both pleased by and felt a twinge of my own subtle discomfort in where I, also, felt the world was headed.

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