Building the Future from the Wreckage of the Past

He will row out over that great ocean of material, and lower down into it, here and there, a little bucket, which will bring up to the light of day some characteristic specimen, from those far depths, to be examined with a careful curiosity.

Strachey, Lytton. Eminent Victorians (Kindle Locations 16-18). Start Publishing LLC. Kindle Edition.

His biography of Florence Nightingale here will never be equalled.

There is no doubt but that we are living in the wreckage of the past – the Industrial Revolution is over, and not much of it it is left. We have to construct our future from the wreckage of this past – whether we want to or not.

But we have to chose carefully which pieces of wreckage to use.


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