You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilisation from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass.
America is the only country in history that miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to decadence without the usual interval of civilization.
The future of humanity is uncertain, even in the most prosperous countries, and the quality of life deteriorates; and yet I believe that what is being discovered about the infinitely large and infinitely small is sufficient to absolve this end of the century and millennium.What a very feware acquiring in knowledge of the physical world will perhaps cause this period not to be judged as a pure return of barbarism.
The best thing about the violence in Northern Ireland is that it's all so ancient and honorable The Irish are in the same terrific position as the Shiites in Lebanon, the peasants in El Salvador, the blacks in America, the Jews in Palestine, the Palestinians in Israel (and everybody everywhere, if you read your history)enough barbarism has been visited on the Irish to excuse all barbarities by the Irish barbarians.
When men fail to drive toward a goal or purpose, but only drift, the drift is always towards barbarism.
We are fighting in the quarrel of civilization against barbarism, of liberty against tyranny.Germany has become a menace to the whole world. She is the most dangerous enemy of liberty now existing.
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