Day of Wrath, 17

A critique of Lloyd deMause Henry Ebel said that in psychohistory Lloyd deMause stands out among his epigones as a locomotive single-handedly tugging those who publish in his journal: all of them moving only thanks to a motor that is not theirs. Ebel had left the congresses of psychohistory even before I knew of their…

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Civilisation’s “The Light of Experience”

For an introduction to these series, see here. Below, some excerpts of “The Light of Experience,” the eight chapter of Civilisation by Kenneth Clark. Ellipsis omitted between unquoted passages: I am in Holland not only because Dutch painting is a visible expression of this change of mind [the revolution that replaced divine authority by experience,…

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