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Why Hegel knew there would be days like these

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Published on Jan 20, 2017

The German philosopher Hegel helps us to understand that progress in societies is never linear, and that these societies may have to go through a variety of reversals before advancing, a process he termed ‘the dialectic.’ If you like our films, take a look at our shop (we ship worldwide): https://goo.gl/xL5OuN
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“There have been places and periods of history when only a congenital optimist could have had any hope for the future of our species. Think of the end of Athens’s golden age, the fall of the Roman Empire, the petering out of the Renaissance, the close of the Enlightenment, the rise of fascism…”

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