Quotation by Hannah Arendt

To be sure, nothing is more important to the integrity of the universities ... than a rigorously enforced divorce from war- oriented research and all connected enterprises.
Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), German-born U.S. political philosopher. "On Violence," sct. 1, Crises of the Republic (1972).

"But," Arendt added, "it would be naïve to expect this to change the nature of modern science or hinder the war effort, naïve also to deny that the resulting limitation might well lead to a lowering of university standards."
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