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The Sorelian Myth

Experience shows that the framing of a future, in some indeterminate  time, may, when it is done in a certain way, be very effective, and have  very few inconveniences; this happens when the anticipations of the  future take the form of those myths, which enclose with them all the  strongest inclinations of a people, of a party or of a class,  inclinations which recur to the mind with the insistence of instincts in  all the circumstances of life; and which give an aspect of complete  reality to the hopes of immediate action by which, more easily than by  any other method, men can reform their desires, passions, and mental  activity. - Georges Sorel

The Sorelian Myth

Experience shows that the framing of a future, in some indeterminate time, may, when it is done in a certain way, be very effective, and have very few inconveniences; this happens when the anticipations of the future take the form of those myths, which enclose with them all the strongest inclinations of a people, of a party or of a class, inclinations which recur to the mind with the insistence of instincts in all the circumstances of life; and which give an aspect of complete reality to the hopes of immediate action by which, more easily than by any other method, men can reform their desires, passions, and mental activity. - Georges Sorel

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