A Loss of Courage

Christopher Columbus Wellcome V0044820

A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today. The Western world has lost its civic courage . . . . Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling and intellectual elite, causing an impression of a loss of courage by the entire society.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/cultural-decay

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