12 June 2008

The house is burning

Intellectuals can look deep into the past or into the future. They can see problems like global pollution destroying the ecosystem. But, if a house burns, an intellectual is not any better than an average man at solving this problem: he just runs like any other person.

Umberto Eco, Some Newspaper, paraphrased

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