The Living Past (Andrew Lytle)

If we dismiss the past as dead and not as a country of the living which our eyes are unable to see, as we cannot see a foreign country but know it is there, then we are likely to become servile.  Living as we will be in a lesser sense of ourselves, lacking that fuller knowledge which only the living past can give, it will be easy to submit to pressure and receive what is already ours as a boon from authority.

 

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