[Milton-L] Duquesne University Press closing

Terrance Lindall tlindall at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 15:04:37 EST 2017

“So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations
have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the
unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational
institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their
destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. Thus did
Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his
own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own
impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that
brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced
himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe
to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into
imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled
over--a weary, battered old brontosaurus--and became extinct.”
― Malcolm Muggeridge
<https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17437.Malcolm_Muggeridge>, Vintage
Muggeridge: Religion and Society
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