December 14, 2011

Wednesday Wisdom

Fear of the neighbours has driven aggression for 50,000 years.  Internal and international conflict remains essentially tribal. Fear of the "other", the people who aren't us, is at the heart of conflicts between civilisations and between factions in the ALP. 

Phillip Adams (2011)


  1. Telling how Phil implicitly draws a distinction between 'civilisation' and the 'factions in the ALP'. He's not so bad, that Phil, after all.

  2. And what defines "us" is the universal and perennial battleground.

    Excuse me for beginning with a conjunction.