Mary Wollstonecraft on Good and Evil
The English writer Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797) is best known for her early feminist treatise A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, published in 1792. Two years earlier, Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Man (are you sensing a theme here?), which argued for republicanism and against the aristocracy. It's from this work that the above quote is pulled.
One important note: Mary Wollstonecraft is not to be confused with her daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.
"No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks."
-Mary Wollstonecraft, from A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790)
Background texture credit: stephanie_in_love / flickr
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
The ability to speak clearly, succinctly, and powerfully is easier than you think
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.