The perfect summation of reactionary sentiments

…[M]istrust is always in order when the greater part of living history must be tossed into the dustbin of old misunderstandings now happily clarified.

–Pope Benedict XVI, “The Regensburg Tradition and the Reform of the Liturgy”

3 thoughts on “The perfect summation of reactionary sentiments

  1. That is a great quote. Such a shame he didn’t reign for another 20 years.

    I’ll add another quote from my blog from the historical Bonald-

    “Today Every Passion That is Not for Money, Honor or Pleasure is Called Unreasonable and Fanatical”

    • Times have changed. Now even honour is seen as a mad pursuit.

      Here’s another fairly decent summation, by the way: O tempora! O mores!


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