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The German word zeitgeist means the spirit of the age and connotes a dominant drive embedded in the minds of the members of any society in a particular period of time that motivates their actions. To make an educated guess, let’s see what they have in common. Racism and economic grievances can be considered plausible candidates, but they have been around since at least the dawn of the century. They cannot be translated into tangible collective realities without a powerful force, something like a great war or depression, momentous enough to transform them into mass movements. It is worth remembering that the world has already experienced big wars and recessions, and social democracy and liberal movements can be viewed as the consequences of such sufferings.[/exWhat about globalization and technological advances? Can they justify the anguish and anxiety that enforce the majorities to move the history in reverse gear and ride the world back to the political ferment of the first few decades of the 20th century? Industrialization and automation may have led to unemployment – and thus economic woes -- in some societies, but what is the underlying sentiment that makes the middle class move from global liberalism to local populism?] In his Lectures on the Philosophy of History, Philosopher Georg Hegel said that “no man can surpass his own time, for the spirit of his time is also his own spirit."
When the zeitgeist of an era is xenophobia, it is upon each and every of us to wake up more mindful in the universe and fight irrational alienation; moving from the bigotry on the basis of national origins to thinking well of our fellow species.www.presstv.ir...
When the zeitgeist of an era is xenophobia, it is upon each and every of us to wake up more mindful in the universe and fight irrational alienation; moving from the bigotry on the basis of national origins to thinking well of our fellow.
originally posted by: tommo39
a reply to: CJCrawley
Your prerogative to criticize, however you may like to add a few more threads than you have in 2016 to enlighten my knowledge further.......