Monday, September 27, 2010


ExtremismExtremism. It is an almost infallible sign -- a kind of death-rattle -- when a human institution is forced by its members into stressing those and only those factors which are identificatory, at the expense of others which it necessarily shares with competing institutions because human beings belong to all of them.

-- John Brunner (1934 - 1996), science fiction author, Stand on Zanzibar (1968)

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