Robert Hutchins

Could the climate crisis be “The Good News of Damnation”?

“On August 12, 1945, six days after the U.S. government obliterated the city of Hiroshima with a single atomic bomb, Robert Hutchins, the president of the University of Chicago, delivered a remarkable public address. Speaking on his weekly radio program, the Chicago Roundtable, Hutchins observed that Leon Bloy, a French philosopher, had referred to “the good news of damnation” under the assumption that only the fear of perpetual hellfire would motivate moral behavior…”

Lawrence Wittner
Published in: Counterpunch, History News Network, Bainbridge Island Review, War is a Crime, Daily Koss, Reader Supported News, Dissident Voice, Z Net, The Russophile, The Chronicle, LA Progressive, Sentinel News
Date: January 29,2020
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