Thursday, 18 July 2013

Only the middling sort

“Modern toleration is really a tyranny. It is a tyranny because it is a silence"
G. K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, October 10, 1908

Paul Strand - Wall Street - 1915 

Livio Vacchini - Palestra Gymanisum - 1995/7

Micahel Levin - New Concrete - 2009

“Extremely happy men and extremely unhappy men are equally disposed to harshness: witness monks and conquerors. Only the middling sort, and the mixture of good fortune with bad, offer gentleness and pity.” 
Montesquieu, The Spirit of the Laws, Bk VI, Ch IX