Themed "Marxism and Modernization," the two-day event features 10 thematic forums, four high-level dialogues and three special seminars.
In the debate which followed this lecture, exception was taken by some of the speakers to the introduction of the religious question, and it was suggested that in attacking the Bible I had thrown down an apple of discord. I would point out that the raising of this question was not of my doing. Had the speakers known a little more of the subject, they would have been aware that the authority of the Bible is constantly brought forward as an argument against women's rights, and had I avoided meeting this argument, I should have left out a link in my chain.
I heartily accept the motto,—"That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe,—"That government is best which governs not at all"; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have. Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government.
Conventional Lies of our Civilization-Max Simon Nordau-1883 The Political Lie I. Let us take a specimen man of our modern civilization, and examine the relations existing between him and the commonwealth, a man of the people, without family connections or…
ऐन्द्रजालिकं न कुर्यात्, न मन्त्रवादोत्सवौ, नामयविषविध्वंसनानि, न भस्मधारणम्, वाग्निहोत्रवेदपाठादीनि, न तीर्थयात्राम्, न राजसेवाम् , न स्त्रीसेवां च।