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četrtek, 20. september 2012

Prebral: Between Two Ages

Between Two Ages
Between Two Ages by Zbigniew Brzezinski

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pg. 7- "Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap. . . There are times when a whole generation is caught in this way between two ages, two modes of life, with the consequence that it loses all power to understand itself and has no standard, no security, no simple acquiescence."
- Hermann Hesse, steppenwolf

Pg. 12- Speaking of a future at most only decades away, an experimenter in intelligence control asserted, "I foresee the time when we shall have the means and therefore, inevitably, the temptation to manipulate the behavior and intellectual functioning of all people throug environmental and biochemical manipulation of the brain." Thus it is an open question whether technology and science will in fact increase the options open to the individual.

Pg. 32- the crucial breakthrough in the development of human self-awareness on a mass scale came with the great religions-the first universal syntheses that simultaneously expanded man's vision both vertically and horizontally.

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