With the excuse of freedom, we lose so many things. - Silvio BarileSynopsis
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Fluttering his pennons vain, plumb down he drops
Ten thousand fathoms deep, and to this hour
Down had been falling, had not by ill chance
The strong rebuff of some tumultuous cloud,
Instinct with fire and nitre, hurried him
As many miles aloft…
With fresh alacrity and force renewed
Springs upward like a pyramid of fire
Into the wild expanse, and, through the shock
Of fighting elements on all sides round
Environed, wins his way...
- John Milton, “Paradise Lost”
Guns remain with us for a host of reasons. They make up part of the sacrament of the West, an area forged by an armed populace, and where even today “the great equalizer” is still a symbol of democracy and individualism.
- Ralph Rugoff
The medieval marriage of technology and faith remains part of the contemporary landscape of technological and intellectual production, producing a hybrid condition that underlies much of modernity's fascination with belief in development--that of a 'faith' in the goodness (or rightness) of scientific and technological development. In short, "the technological enterprise” has been and remains suffused with religious belief.
- David Noble
Under the most oppressive regimes, a man, a woman, can keep and experience their freedom: freedom is a state of mind. It is born (and often dies) in the mind.
- Etel Adnan