TO one who stands outside the cycle of beliefs and passions which make the war seem neces sary, an isolation, an almost unbearable separa tion from the general activity, becomes unavoid able. At the very moment when the universal disaster raises compassion in the highest de gree, compassion itself compels aloofness from the impulse to self-destruction which has swept over Europe. The helpless longing to save men from the ruin towards which they are hastening makes it necessary to oppose the stream, to in cur hostility, to be thought unfeeling, to lose for the moment the power Of winning belief. It is impossible to prevent others from feeling hos tile, but it is possible to avoid any reciprocal hos tility on one's own part, by Imaginative under standing and the sympathy which grows out Of it. And without understanding and sympathy it is impossible to find a cure for the evil from which the world Is suffering.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Bertrand Russell
Published Date - August 27 2019
ISBN - 9780266957607
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8 cm
Page Count - 282