„Perhaps it is the positive knowledge that humans now possess the means to destroy their whole planet, the fear that they have in this way themselves become the gods, dreadfully charged with their own continued existence, that has made comic-book and movie myth escapist.“

Writing and Being (1991)

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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