Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | April 30, 2010

What makes life worth living


What makes life worth living is the awareness that there is something for which we are ready to risk our life. And we are taught to defend it and die for it. –Adorno

In the origins of what Nietzsche still praised as intellectual honesty, lurks the self-hatred of the Spirit,the innervated Protestant rage at the whore Reason. The rationality which eliminates the imagination,still held in high esteem by St. Simon and the enlighteners, which, complementarity to this, dries up by itself…, is irrationalistically corrupted. Even criticism changes its function: the change of the bourgeoisie from a revolutionary class into a conservative one is repeated in Auschwitz.

–Adorno

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