Progress and destruction always march hand in hand. Progress in one area always entails destruction in another area. The bond between barbarism and civilization, repression and liberty, traditions and innovation, cruelty and compassion, faith and reason is forged by the primal forces of nature. This bond cannot be broken through human efforts.
In the Age of Enlightenment the French philosophers dreamed about creating a perfect society, which is founded on civilization, liberty, innovation, compassion, and reason, and is free from the pitfalls of barbarism, repression, traditions, cruelty, and faith. But the Enlightenment project was a failure—it ended with the bloodbath of the French Revolution.