Tuesday, August 24, 2004


Czeslaw Milosz

I recommend the moving eulogy of Czeslaw Milosz by David Warren. Here's a sample:
Replying to Karl Marx's old saw that religion is the "opium of the people", Milosz once said: "A true opium of the people is a belief in nothingness after death -- the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders, we are not going to be judged."

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