Monday, September 19, 2016

The Battle

Our souls are the battlefields where all revolutions break out and all wars are waged, and our minds are the mirrors where all our fears and desires are reflected. We are the terror and the salvation, the beginning and end of wisdom, and folly, the sum total of our existence, with no meaning lurking beyond us, at least not one that we can ever discern. 

Technical Note

Obviously, the figure of the Revolutionary Philosopher is not taken from Delacroix's painting. Rather, it is borrowed from the equally famous oeuvre, The Death of Socrates, by Jacques-Louis David (1787).

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