The Working Centre
The Waterloo School for Community Development
SOME PERCEPTIVE COMMENTATORS
ON CURRENT AFFAIRS IN 2014
Victor Davis Hanson
S C I E N C E W O R K H I S T O R Y D E M O C R A C Y
University of Waterloo, Canada
with quotes for April 2014:
Only when we realize that there is no eternal, unchanging truth or absolute
truth can we arouse in ourselves a sense of intellectual responsibility. The
knowledge that mankind needs is not the way or principle which has an absolute
existence but the particular truths for here and now.
— Hu Shih, 1919.
Humanity’s biggest mistakes have come from trying to force everybody
into the mold of some overarching system of thought. Betterment is not too much
to hope for. Perfection is.
— The Envy of Excellence,
moment for April: azaleas in bloom during the first weeks of spring, Ravine State Gardens, Palatka, Florida.
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First published, 1 September 2002.