Saturday, July 21, 2007

While I complain of being able to glimpse no more than the shadow of the past, I may be insensitive to reality as it is taking shape at this very moment, since I have not reached the stage of development at which I would be capable of perceiving it. A few hundred years hence, in this same place, another traveller, as despairing as myself, will mourn the disappearance of what I might have seen, but failed to see.
Chapter 4: The Quest for Power, p.43

One must be very naïve or dishonest to imagine that men choose their beliefs independently of their situation.
Chapter 16: Markets, p.148

-Claude Levi- Strauss

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