Single Idea 19605

[catalogued under 25. Society / E. State Functions / 4. Education / d. History study]

Full Idea

No one has found a valid goal for history; but everyone has proposed one.

Gist of Idea

Despite endless suggestions, no one has found a goal for history


E.M. Cioran (A Short History of Decay [1949], 1 'The Indirect')

Book Reference

Cioran,E.M.: 'A Short History of Decay', ed/tr. Howard,Richard [Penguin 2010], p.27

A Reaction

This seems to be an attack on the Hegelian idea of destiny that suffused both marxism and fascism in the 1930s.