My country is sick with aggressive ignorance, nationalism and imperialistic megalomania.

Ulitskaya

Civilization reached dead end. Science, education, cognition, art did not succeed in taming human aggression. Formerly it seemed that culture is able to overcome these self-destructive aspirations, but I’m afraid human race has almost no time left.

In German: https://magazin.spiegel.de/digital/index_SP.html#SP/2014/34/128743771
In Russian: http://www.inopressa.ru/article/18Aug2014/spiegel/ulitskaya.html

#deutsch #german #russian #ulitskaya #russia #aggression #imperialism #civilization #culture #art

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

The attitude of the governing classes, and especially of those who conduct educational propaganda, on the subject of the dignity of labor, is almost exactly that which the governing classes of the world have always preached to what were called the ‘honest poor’.

http://www.zpub.com/notes/idle.html

#ussr #cccp #ссср #խսհմ #bertrand-russel #russel #leisure #work #civilization

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)

In #America men often work long hours even when they are well off; such men, naturally, are indignant at the idea of leisure for wage-earners, except as the grim punishment of unemployment; in fact, they dislike leisure even for their sons. Oddly enough, while they wish their sons to work so hard as to have no time to be civilized, they do not mind their wives and daughters having no work at all. the snobbish admiration of uselessness, which, in an aristocratic #society, extends to both sexes, is, under a #plutocracy, confined to #women

http://www.zpub.com/notes/idle.html

#bertrand-russel #russel #leisure #work #civilization

բնօրինակ սփիւռքում(եւ մեկնաբանութիւննե՞ր)