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Myths are not, as enlightened thinkers believe, false statements about reality
corrected by later rational criticism, nor is poetry mere embellishment of what
could equally well be stated in ordinary prose. The myths and poetry of antiquity ...
Whatever these later, milder, more rational times — the age of men — may create
, namely, the arts and sciences of elaborate civilisations, they cannot give us
within the same 'cycle' 'burning imagination' or celestial sublimity.7 This has ...
He was fourteen when the leaders of the Decembrist conspiracy were hanged by
the Emperor Nicholas I. He later declared that this event was the critical turning-
point of his life ; whether this was so or not, the memory of these aristocratic ...
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The CounterEnlightenment l
The Originality of Machiavelli
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