Nieuws

Het laatste nieuws over het land, de taal of de cultuur.
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Agenda

Evenementen in Nederland

 

11 en 12 december 2021
Charles Dickens Festijn
te Deventer.
In 2020 gaat het helaas niet door, want Ebenezer Scrooge valt vanwege zijn leeftijd binnen de risicogroep van het Coronavirus.

 

 

Feest- en gedenkdagen in de Engelstalige wereld

 

23 april  - Engeland

Day of St. George (Sint Jorisdag)

De sterfdag van de patroonheilige van Engeland.

 

 

25 april - Australië en Nieuw-Zeeland

Anzac Day 

Veteranendag. Een dag om stil te staan bij alle Austaliërs en Nieuw-Zeelanders die hebben gediend en gevallen zijn in gewapende conflicten en vredesoperaties. 

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Thomas Hobbes - Leviathan




(De Nederlandse vertaling van dit fragment verschijnt binnenkort)

Thomas Hobbes
Leviathan

 

 

So that in the nature of man, we find three principal causes of quarrel. First, competition; secondly, diffidence; thirdly, glory.

The first maketh men invade for gain; the second, for safety; and the third, for reputation. The first use violence, to make themselves masters of other men's persons, wives, children, and cattle; the second, to defend them; the third, for trifles, as a word, a smile, a different opinion, and any other sign of undervalue, either direct in their persons or by reflection in their kindred, their friends, their nation, their profession, or their name.

Hereby it is manifest that during the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war; and such a war as is of every man against every man. For war consisteth not in battle only, or the act of fighting, but in a tract of time, wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known: and therefore the notion of time is to be considered in the nature of war, as it is in the nature of weather. For as the nature of foul weather lieth not in a shower or two of rain, but in an inclination thereto of many days together: so the nature of war consisteth not in actual fighting, but in the known disposition thereto during all the time there is no assurance to the contrary. All other time is peace.

Whatsoever therefore is consequent to a time of war, where every man is enemy to every man, the same consequent to the time wherein men live without other security than what their own strength and their own invention shall furnish them withal. In such condition there is no place for industry, because the fruit thereof is uncertain: and consequently no culture of the earth; no navigation, nor use of the commodities that may be imported by sea; no commodious building; no instruments of moving and removing such things as require much force; no knowledge of the face of the earth; no account of time; no arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

 

 




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Citaat van de dag

"Bekijk vooraleerst de hele wereld om je heen met glinsterende ogen, want de grootste geheimen zijn altijd verborgen op de meest onwaarschijnlijke plekjes. Wie niet gelooft in magie zal het nooit vinden.
Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. "
- Roald Dahl -
(1916-1990)
Engels schrijver.

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