Second Post from Beijing

Posted in: Comment, Talks and Presentations

A nice quote from Engels in Mr Tao Xiping's talk on the Strategic Value of ESD and its Future Development:

"We are punished for every victory over nature."

It would be nice to think so, as would be the notion of a reward for every act of empathy.  The latter is more likely at the personal level than the former, hence the nature of the problem of the human – nature problem: private benefit and public cost.

As I don't really know my Marx from my Engels, and I cannot find this quote, I cannot swear to its authenticity or context.

Posted in: Comment, Talks and Presentations


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