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22 January 2013
“Politics and the fate of mankind are shaped by men without ideas and without greatness. Men who have greatness within them don’t go in for politics.”
Albert Camus (1913-1960), French novelist, dramatist and essayist, born in Algeria. Nobel Prize for Literature 1957.
This reminds us of the Chinese proverb dating from a time when cultural refinement took precedence over military prowess: “The best men are no more fitted to be soldiers than the best metal to be turned into nails.”
You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts. For instance:
1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)
2. Partitocracy v. Democracy (20 July 2012)
3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)
4. Capitalism in practice (4 July 2012)
5.Ladder (21 June 2012)
6. A tale of two cities (1) (6 June 2012)
7. A tale of two cities (2) (7 June 2012)
8. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)
Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.