01 October 2011

A Passion For Life

It was the vigor, boldness, and the acquisitiveness of Germanic war-bands that kept the West alive [after the decline of the Western Roman Empire]. These lads were uncouth and unlettered, much given to quarrelsome rages, but they injected energy, daring, and indeed an uncomplicated and sincere love of freedom, a keen sense of honor and a restless passion for battle, adventure, and life.

Ricardo Duchesne, The Uniqueness of Western Civilization (2011)

3 comments:

La Sombra Sofisticada said...

Sounds like a good read!

Stockton Andrews II said...

This is the textbook that is needed to counter all of the rubbish they teach to children now.

Pete said...

Read this over the weekend, could not put it down.