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  • Joseph Stringer

From research for "Call Me Jonah"

This quote is from "The Crisis of Western Education" written by Christopher Dawson in 1961.

"Modern civilization in spite of its immense technical achievement is morally weak and spiritually divided. Science and technology in themselves are morally neutral and do not provide any guiding spiritual principle. ...And thus we see at the present time how the resources of science have been used by the totalitarian state as instruments of power, and how the technological order has been applied in the Western democratic world in the service of wealth and the satisfaction of material needs..."

"...modern society, like all societies, needs some higher spiritual principle of co-ordination to overcome the conflicts between power and morality, between reason and appetite, between technology and humanity and between self-interest and the common good."

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