Monday, 22 December 2008


Hugo's 'On résiste à l'invasion des armées; on ne résiste pas à l'invasion des idées' is wish, not actuality. In actuality the truth is the other way about: that ideas fail upon the implacable defenses of certain well-constructed concrete battlements (religion, habit, prejudice), whilst certain armies are now so well-armed they cannot be resisted.

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