quinta-feira, fevereiro 26, 2004

Excertos escolhidos

"There exists a very dangerous tendency to identify the good man with the good sport, the cooperative fellow, the regular guy, i.e., an overemphasis on a certain part of social virtue and a corresponding neglect of those virtues which mature, if they do not flourish, in privacy, not to say in solitude: by educating people to cooperate with each other in a friendly spirit, one does not yet educate nonconformists, people who are prepared to stand alone, to fight alone...Democracy has not yet found a defense against the creeping conformism and the ever-increasing invasion of privacy which it fosters."

Leo Strauss, "The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism"

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