Wir rufen nach Werten und zerstören deren Grundlage

Given the moral collapse of our culture, we clamour for the very qualities of character that we make impossible to obtain. We cry out in ourpost-Oklahoma City bombing, post-Columbine, post-911, post-Enron and post-World Com culture for values and virtues, and yet we are destroying the foundations by which such things could be established. Everywhere we turn, we hear desperate calls for justice, courage, temperance and prudence, if not for faith, hope, and love. But why should we expect these things be cultivated if we have debunked the basis for them all?

David Naugle, in seiner Vorlesung über die Erziehungsphilosophie von C. S. Lewis