Christopher Dawson. Quotes
Date of birth
October 12, 1889
Date of death
No doubt Western civilization has in the past been full of wars and revolutions, and the national elements in our culture, even when they were ignored, always provided an unconscious driving force of passion and aggressive self-assertion.
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