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In Uncategorized on August 23, 2012 at 13:39

I believe that a mature civilised society ought to be funding universities properly through tax. Students should go to university for nothing because it’s an investment that society’s making in itself

A.C. Grayling

Best type of society

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2011 at 13:59

would be a scatter of small independent settlements amongst beautiful and not very dangerous wild nature where people are free to choose to which “village” they are going to belong. Like some happy little colonies on other planets with wise, peaceful and independent-minded inhabitants who use all past human experience and modern technology to live in harmony with their environment. Not an anarchy, but rather some sort of post-industrial society, very individualistic and without any bureaucracy. The trouble is, I can’t imagine (at least not in our times) any state allowing self-governing people to chose by themselves different laws to obey (like they did in the movie “The Village”).

In Uncategorized on October 6, 2011 at 15:58

By failing to read or listen to poets a society dooms itself to inferior modes of articulation—of the politician, or the salesman, or the charlatan—in short, to its own.

Brodsky

“An Immodest Proposal,”

city and country

In Uncategorized on October 1, 2011 at 07:53

I see how in the Russian countryside the city folk dreams to live close to the nature, not just stay here on holidays, but most of the village and small town dwellers wants to move to the city, to give up their land, to fill up yet another huge ugly apartment block.

So, I’m bothered with a question: Why people who live close to nature, see the beauty every day, have fresh air to breath and birds to listen to, are often unhappy, jealous and hostile? Are they already so deeply affected by modern consumer culture watching TV and doing their shopping in towns and cities?

I think almost any way to earn money is hard, one way or another. It may be the stress (separation from family and home) or unhealthy lifestyle instead of the hard physical work, but the hard bit is still here.

Its just like people don’t feel any inspiration from marvelous countryside around them, instead they think themselves being on some unfortunate margin of modern society.

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