Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The art of the impossible

Many readers of this space believe that independence is impossible in our time. I never said it would be easy, and I agree the hurdles are, at the moment, high. However, I would quote the Polish philosopher Leszek Kolakowski (1927-2009):

It may well be that the impossible at a given moment can become possible only by being stated at a time when it is impossible.

-- Quoted by Kirkpatrick Sale in Human Scale (1980), p. 519.

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