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94 (1999) 457-473 (at 470):
Through Latin and Greek, modern man enters a different dimension, not merely of time and space, not merely of language and thought, but a different dimension of life. People who have no sense of the past, no sense of proportion, no sense of what mankind has accomplished already, are a danger to themselves and to others. They suffer from stunted vision, laboriously re-making old mistakes, reconquering continents already known and mapped.