Because so many of our material and technological advances have been inherited, we take them for granted and demand more.
In studying Keynes, we watch radical ideas emerge filtered through a conservative sensibility.
We may well need to transcend the capital analogy.
Consider embracing utopia at once as indeterminate speculation about a qualitatively better future and as a hypothesis, by assuming it to be possible.
This was the nightmare of scientific progress: The truths of today would become the falsehoods—or at least the errors—of tomorrow.
What many defenders of liberal democracy fail to realize is that they are no longer defending either liberalism or democracy.
Confession being fraught as it is with danger for both speaker and listener, the ordinariness of admission is probably the only thing that sustains it.
Increasingly, we do not, as a rule, do art anymore, and certainly not in the way we once experienced it.
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