Saturday, September 25, 2004

Disintegrating Bonds

"If men and women tried to create a society in which there is no fundamental agreement about good and evil they will fail; if having based it upon a common set of core values, they surrender those values, it will disintegrate. For society is not something that can be kept together physically; it is held by the invisable but fragile bonds of common beliefs and values ... common morality is part of the bondage of a good society, and that bondage is part of the price of society which mankind must pay ..." Sir Patrick Devlin (Lord Devlin)

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