martes, 11 de octubre de 2011

El papel de la responsabilidad intelectual


Hoy comencé a leer un libro de Dickens y me detuve en el primer párrafo del capítulo uno, porque me llamó la atención:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of dispair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way –in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted of its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only(1).