The simple faith in progress is not a conviction belonging to strength, but one belonging to acquiescence and hence to weakness.
Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the future but new restrictions.
Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the future but new restrictions. It seems almost as if progress itself and our fight against the increase of entropy intrinsically must end in the downhill path from which we are trying to escape.
It is possible to believe in progress as a fact without believing in progress as an ethical principle; but in the catechism of many Americans, the one goes with the other.
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