Wholeness and love

“What is ideally desirable, at this stage of man’s development, does not exist in any past form of man, either biological or social: not the pure Hindu, the pure Muhammadan, the pure Christian, nor yet the pure Marxist or the pure mechanist: not Old World man nor New World man. The unity we seek must do justice to all these fragments, and be ready to include them lovingly in a self that shall be capable of transcending them. Any doctrine of wholeness that does not begin with love itself as the symbol and agent of this organic creativity can hardly hope to produce either a unified self or unified world; for it is not in the detached intellect alone that this transformation must be effected.”
Lewis Mumford, Interpretations and Forecasts, p 455

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