A world without values quickly becomes a world without value. Economic superpowers have a short shelf-life: Spain in the fifteenth century, Venice in the sixteenth, Holland in the seventeenth, France in the eighteenth, Britain in the nineteenth, America in the twentieth. Meanwhile Christianity has survived for two thousand years, and Judaism for twice as long as that. The Judeo-Christian heritage is the only system known to me capable of defeating the law of entropy that says all systems lose energy over time.Here's the question: can the eurozone survive if its members do not share the same values?
Friday, January 20, 2012
The Value of Values
From a recent speech by Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks: