Thursday, October 24, 2013

From Mark Mallett: The Progression of Man

The Progression of Man

Victims of genocide


PERHAPS the most short-sighted aspect of our modern culture is the notion that we are on a linear path of advancement. That we are leaving behind, in the wake of human achievement, the barbarism and narrow-minded thinking of past generations and cultures. That we are loosening the shackles of prejudice and intolerance and marching toward a more democratic, free, and civilized world.
This assumption is not only false, but dangerous.
Published in: | on October 24th, 2013 |