Saturday, June 6, 2009

Quote of the Day (Isaiah Berlin, on Humanity’s "Positive Goals")

“Injustice, poverty, slavery, ignorance – these may be cured by reform or revolution. But men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals, individual and collective, a vast variety of them, seldom predictable, at times incompatible.”—Philosopher Isaiah Berlin—defender of liberalism and liberty, opponent of totalitarianism and terrorism—born on this date 100 years ago, writing in Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century (1950)

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