Posted by: keepfishing | August 28, 2008

What makes us what we are?

The strength of Europe and of its culture, in contrast to other cultures, lies in its bent for criticism, above all, for self-criticism – in its art of analysis and inquiry, in its endless seeking, in its restlessness….Other cultures do not have this critical spirit. More – they are inclined to pride, to thinking that all that belongs to them is perfect; they are, in short, uncritical in relation to themselves.

A. (Long time English resident of Addis Ababa), in The Shadow of the Sun, Ryszard Kapuscinski


  1. if this is the case it shows that canadians are more european than people may know.

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