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Monday, April 13, 2020

A Civilization’s Moral Code

Every civilization is founded by people who scrupulously follow a moral code and it survives till the moral code is allowed to determine its politics and culture. Acquainting the new generations with the moral code of their ancestors is a problem that has bedeviled the civilizations in every age and this problem is hard to solve because man is a dull creature with a propensity to ignore the lessons of history and forget his own experiences. One would have thought that the contemporary emphasis on higher education will enhance the moral code’s appeal, but that is not happening—those with higher education are often as ignorant and forgetful as those with limited education.

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