The Vanity of Human Wishes (1970)

Russell Kirk [wikipedia.org]The April 3, 1970 Ada Evening News published a piece by conservative writer Russell Kirk in which he becomes perturbed that the study of the future — which was beginning to be accepted in mainstream academic circles of that time — may be driven by humanism rather than some exploration of a divine plan. You can read the entire piece here, but it's the last sentence of Kirk's piece that I find most interesting:

If the people of the year 2000 ever bother to read our predictions for their time, probably they will acquire a lesson in the vanity of human wishes.

1970 April 3 Ada Evening News - Ada OK Paleofuture

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