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Every generation rewrites the past. In easy times history is more or less of an ornamental art, but in times of danger we are driv ...
"German spirit": for the past eighteen years a contradictio in adjecto.
People who are always praising the past
And especially the times of faith as best
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Only the rich remember the past,
The strawberries once in the Apennines,
Philadelphia that the spiders ate.
Henry James seems most entirely in his element, doing that is to say what everything favours his doing, when it is a question of r ...
Strike the concertina's melancholy string!
Blow the spirit-stirring harp like any thing!
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If the only new thing we have to offer is an improved version of the past, then today can only be inferior to yesterday. Hypnotise ...
A project is the subjective germ of a developing object. A perfect project should simultaneously be entirely subjective and entire ...
The primary function of myth is to validate an existing social order. Myth enshrines conservative social values, raising tradition ...
The moments of the past do not remain still; they retain in our memory the motion which drew them towards the future, towards a fu ...
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