Monday, 12 February 2007

‘…terrible apprehensions were among the people.’

- Daniel Dafoe, A Journal of the Plague Year [1722]

‘Every age has its peculiar folly: some scheme, project, or phantasy [sic] into which it plunges, spurred on by the love of gain, the necessity of excitement, or the mere force of imitation.’

- Charles McKay, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds [1841]

‘The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.’

- George Orwell, Notes on Nationalism [1945]

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