True threat

The true threat to the world today comes from the mad ambitions of states and capitalists bent on destroying non-modern cultures. It is the so-called developed countries that plunder the planet’s resources without showing the least concern for consequences they are incapable of foreseeing.

René Girard
The One by Whom Scandal Comes


In memory of René Girard, whose work on the causes of conflict and violence and the role of imitation in human behavior was and continues to be very influential. He died yesterday at age 91.