Monday, March 14, 2011

A Recurrent Theme

Many in the West have commented on the composure of the Japanese in the face of calamity – office workers who did not leave their seats, supermarkets clerks who held the racks so they would not fall – and contrasted it with how people would have reacted in the West with that every-man-for-himself-and-may-the-devil-take-the-hindmost attitude.

A couple of a years ago, I wrote a brief comment on the very same subject, in (What Lies Behind) The Descent of Man.

Read it. You may find it pertinent.