"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Norms and progress

Wise thoughts from the Sage of Mecosta:
Real progress consists in the movement of mankind toward the understanding of norms, and toward conformity to norms. Real decadence consists in the movement of mankind away from the understanding of norms, and away from obedience to norms.
- Russell Kirk (1918-1994), American historian and conservative writer, Enemies of the Permanent Things (1969).

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