Thursday, September 21, 2006

Excerpts from the last lectures of Carroll Quigley(continued)

"The appearance of stability from 1840 to about 1900 was superficial, temporary and destructive in the long run, because, as I've said, you must have communities, and communities and societies must rest upon cooperation and not on competition. Anyone who says that a society can be run on the basis of everyone trying to maximize his own greed is talking total nonsense. And to teach it in the schools, and to go on television and call it the American way of life still doesn't make it true. Competition and envy cannot become the basis of any society or any community."


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