Yet, history has shown that if material force can defeat some ideologies it can no longer obliterate a civilization without destabilizing the whole planet.
In this respect, the history of science, like the history of all civilization, has gone through cycles.
To be complex does not mean to be fragmented. This is the paradox and the genius of our Canadian civilization.
It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.
People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
The writer in western civilization has become not a voice of his tribe, but of his individuality. This is a very narrow-minded situation.
Syria is the proud heir of an ancient civilization that has a unique spectrum of minorities that encompasses Muslims and Christians of various denominations. There are at least ten such ethnic and religious groups.
You know, our sense of individuality is just the number one target of civilization.
We're becoming a planet of a thousand new major cities. The economy of the 21st century is a city-building economy. It's within our power to make it a carbon zero one, too; and to be blunt, civilization depends on our success.
In society at large, nerds are law-abiding, caring, fundamentally good folk who keep the wheels of civilization grinding.
What it values most of all is the sum total of events and the advance of civilization, which carries individuals along with it; but, indifferent to details, it cares less to have them real than noble or, rather, grand and complete.
Without adventure civilization is in full decay.
The age in which we live can only be characterized as one of barbarism. Our civilization is in the process not only of being militarized, but also being brutalized.