“A Portrait of Civilized Man” – CIORAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOx7UQ0mD3E Our determination to banish the irregular, the unexpected, and the misshapen from the human landscape verges on indecency : that certain tribesmen still choose to devour their surplus elders is doubtless deplorable, but I cannot conclude that such picturesque sybarites must be exterminated; after all, cannibalism is a model closed economy, as well as… Continue lendo “A Portrait of Civilized Man” – CIORAN

“Human Progress Is a Lie: an interview with John Gray” (Johannes Niederhauser)

VICE Magazine, Mar 28 2013 Yes, we have drones and vaccines, but that doesn't mean civilisation is progressing. Haven't we humans come such a long way? In the past 200 years alone we've managed to abolish slavery (by moving it to the sweatshops of the Third World), rid our lives of industrial pollution (by moving… Continue lendo “Human Progress Is a Lie: an interview with John Gray” (Johannes Niederhauser)

“L’Essoufflement de la rancune: Cioran, les intellectuels français et l’Amérique” – Stéphane PILLET

Lingua Romana, Brigham Young University, vol. 2, issue 1, Fall 2003 “Spéculer sur la vie des peuples, matière vague et inépuisable, passe-temps d’émigré” nous affirme Cioran (HU 51). On ne peut que difficilement s’opposer à cette judicieuse remarque; au plus pouvons-nous la compléter car parler de l’autre chez lui n’est pas une activité propre aux… Continue lendo “L’Essoufflement de la rancune: Cioran, les intellectuels français et l’Amérique” – Stéphane PILLET