Friday, May 24, 2013

Archaism and futurism

"Archaism and futurism are alternatives attempts to substitute a mere transfer in the time-dimension for that transfer in the field of action from one spiritual plane to another which is the characteristic movement of growth. In both, the effort to live in the microcosm instead of the macrocosm is abandoned for the pursuit of a Utopia which would be reached... without any challenge to face the arduous change of spiritual clime." -- Arnold Toynbee, A Study of History, p. 431

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    1. Bob, did you read "archaism" as "anarchism"?!

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  2. Never have I been so thankful to have only read an abridgment!

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