Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nihilism and protest

Here's an interesting quote from Ihab Hassan:

The prominent role played by terrorism and rebellion in the last hundred years of Western history must persuade us that man is no willing victim to his future. Even nihilism wears the ravaged face of human protest. The nihilist’s revulsion against the present confirms the prophet’s revulsion against that future the present contains.

The more I think about that, the more correct it seems. And somehow or other, it seems to give comfort.

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