Friedrich Nietzsche, the philosopher of will to power who originated the motto “God is dead,” wrote, "I think of myself as the scrawl which an unknown power scribbles across a sheet of paper, to try out a new pen" (letter to Peter Gast, August, 1881).
He was not the only one. It seems that in our age a number of new pens are being tried out – in politics, literature, music, culture, mendacity, disgrace, and oppression. A day is coming when the scribble will seem to fill every inch of every sheet, every placard, every wall. And yet it will not prevail.
Tomorrow: Defying the Natural Law