A picture of Helen Thomas in her younger days

A picture of Helen Thomas in her younger days

Post by John Roger » Tue, 08 Jun 2010 00:34:56


John M. Rogers
AU Class of 1985
The Al Del Greco of Atlanta

"The grandchild, far from being incidental, is decisive. Civilization persists when
there is a widespread sense of an ethical obligation on the part of the present
generation for the well-being of the third generation - their own grandchildren. A
society where this feeling is not widespread may last as a civilization for some
time - indeed, for one or two generations it might thrive spectacularly. But
inevitably, a society acknowledging no transgenerational commitment to the future
will decay and decline from within."

                                        (Lee Harris, "The Future of Tradition")