„The social group which the city represents is so strong that it draws men into sin which is hardly personal to them, but from which they cannot dissociate themselves even if they so desire. Individual virtues are engulfed by the sin of the city.“

—  Jacques Ellul, livro The Meaning of the City

Fonte: The Meaning of the City (1951), p. 67

Última atualização 4 de Junho de 2020. História
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