Tuesday, July 10, 2012


But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self-righteousness -- each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked -- each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity.

-- Herbert Butterfield (1900-1979), British historian and philosopher of history, "Christianity, Diplomacy and War" (1953), p 43

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