Tuesday, December 24, 2013

On human nature and the return of history....

The Economist looks back 100 years with angst and sees "uncomfortable parallels".  Full essay here.  Conclusion here:
"Madness, whether motivated by race, religion or tribe, usually gives ground to rational self-interest. But when it triumphs, it leads to carnage, so to assume that reason will prevail is to be culpably complacent. That is the lesson of a century ago."

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