“Genealogy of Fanaticism” – CIORAN

In itself, every idea is neutral, or should be; but man animates ideas, projects his flames and flaws into them; impure, transformed into beliefs, ideas take their place in time, take shape as events: the trajectory is complete, from logic to epilepsy . . . whence the birth of ideologies, doctrines, deadly games. Idolaters by… Continue lendo “Genealogy of Fanaticism” – CIORAN

“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

How is skepticism different than cynicism? Find the answer in ancient Greece – Merrill Perlman

Columbia Journalism Review, October 15, 2018 A USA TODAY OP-ED COLUMN created a stir in recent days. No, not the one supposedly written by President Trump that was followed by a fact check showing many of the claims to be wrong. This one said that in challenging Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination by supporting his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Democrats had… Continue lendo How is skepticism different than cynicism? Find the answer in ancient Greece – Merrill Perlman