dilluns, 14 de març de 2011

This guilt of us all

That somewhere among men the unconditioned prevails –the capacity to live only together or not at all, if crimes are committed against the one or the other, or if physical living requirements have to be shared– therein consists the substance of their being. But that this does not extend to the solidarity of all men, nor to that of fellow-citizens or even of smaller groups, but remains confined to the closest human ties –therein lies this guilt of us all.

Karl Jaspers, The question of German guilt.

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