April 12, 2007

Captive Mind

Young Milosz.jpg

For the intellectual, the New Faith is a candle that he circles like a moth. In the end, he throws himself into the flame for the glory of mankind. We must not treat this desire for self-immolation lightly. Blood flowed freely in Europe during the religious wars, and he who joins the New Faith today is paying off a debt to that European tradition.

-- Czeslaw Milosz

(my way of making up for posting pics of Bolshevik hotties)

Posted by Ideofact at April 12, 2007 11:36 PM