Quote For The Day

"This end of History would be most exhilarating but for the fact, that according to Kojeve, it is the participation in bloody political struggles as well as in real work or generally expressed, the negating action, which raises man above the brutes.  The state through which man is said to become reasonably satisfied is, then, the state in which the basis of man’s humanity withers away or in which man loses his humanity.  It is the state of Nietzsche’s ‘last man,’" – Leo Strauss, On Tyranny.