Karl Marx is back. The specter is haunting again. The Capital appears to be vindicated by the crisis of global capitalism.
I will leave economics with the economists. 1,576 more words
…It becomes ever increasingly clear to many students of man and of the contemporary scene that the crucial difficulty with which we are confronted lies in the fact that the development of man’s intellectual capacities has far outstripped the development of his emotions. 284 more words
“The self-assured believer is a greater sinner in the eyes of God than the troubled disbeliever.”
Most people are not even aware of their need to conform. They live under the illusion that they follow their own ideas, and inclinations, that they are individuals, that they have arrived at their opinions as the result of their own thinking – and that it just happens that their ideas are the same as those of the majority. 530 more words
…What is essential in the existence of man is the fact that he has emerged from the animal kingdom, from instinctive adaptation, that he has transcended nature – although he never leaves it; he is a part of it – and yet once torn away from nature, he cannot return to it; once thrown out of paradise – a state of original oneness with nature – cherubim with flaming swords block his way… Man can only go forward by developing his reason, by finding a new harmony, a human one, instead of the prehuman harmony which is irrevocably lost. 1,162 more words