Monthly Archives: August 2013

Eric Voegelin and Arnold Toynbee

I just came across the recording of a dialogue between Voegelin and the British historian and philosopher Arnold Toynbee. Difficult to find something of this level nowadays …

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The tragedy of the modern world

I am afraid nothing has changed: ” When the heart is sensitive and the mind is perceptive, one look at the world will suffice to see the misery of the human creature and to guess at ways of salvation; when … Continue reading

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The worst case scenario ? well … almost there.

With the descent of Syria into sectarian war, followed by the premises of what might turn to be a new Algerian-like civil war in Egypt, the course of event seems to justify the most pessimistic prognostics about the Arab Spring. … Continue reading

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