Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"A Law of Accelration." Henry Adams. 1906.

10-second review: The complexity of the modern world as bombs and knowledge double in power and ideas every ten years, leading to unresolvable contradictions.

Quote: “The movement from unity into multiplicity between 1200 and 1900, was unbroken in sequence, and rapid in acceleration.” p. 27.

Best American Essays of the Century. Editors: Oates and Atwan. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 2000.

Note: The summaries do not do the essays justice. If you are interested in an essay, read it. You can find the essay or where to purchase it on the Internet. RayS.

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