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Single Idea 20371

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 4. Citizenship]

Full Idea

Nietzsche thinks the best way of both joining and opposing a society is to find where it's sick, to be its merciless critic and exposer, and to help heal and renew it.

Gist of Idea

Nietzsche thinks we should join a society, in order to criticise, heal and renew it


report of Friedrich Nietzsche (Works (refs to 8 vol Colli and Montinari) [1885]) by John Richardson - Nietzsche's System 3.3

A Reaction

This sounds like the great Victorian sages, such as Ruskin and Arnold. Christopher Hitchens was a nice recent example. Maybe these have been the finest British citizens?

Book Reference

Richardson,John: 'Nietzsche's System' [OUP 2002], p.163