15 April 2011

George Orwell On The Cult Of Youth (& Hatred For Tradition)

"By 1918 everyone under forty was in a bad temper with his elders, and the mood of anti-militarism which followed naturally upon the fighting was extended into a general revolt against orthodoxy and authority. At that time there was, among the young, a curious cult of hatred of ‘old men’. The dominance of ‘old men’ was held to be responsible for every evil known to humanity . . ." ~ George Orwell (As quoted in Honor - A History by James Bowman.)

*Coming up this weekend, a post on heroes and the distortion of history: "Distorting History In An Unheroic World"

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