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" The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the... "
Complete Works - Page 51
by Joseph Conrad - 1903
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Wittgenstein's Vienna Revisited

Allan Janik - 2000 - 287 pages
...proper for those who tackle a darkness.. .it is not a pretty sight when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back of it; not sentimental pretense but an idea; and an unselfish belief in the idea something you can set up and...
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Writing Prejudices: The Psychoanalysis and Pedagogy of Discrimination from ...

Robert Samuels - Psychology - 2001 - 196 pages
...involves the acceptance and maintenance of a certain idea: "an unselfish belief in the idea—something you can set up, and bow down before, and offer a sacrifice to" (21). This glorification of the idea represents the absorption of the discourse of the Master into...
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Reification, Or, The Anxiety of Late Capitalism

Timothy Bewes - Philosophy - 2002 - 334 pages
...complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back...up, and bow down before, and offer a sacrifice to . . .5 The passage encapsulates the sheer inadequacy of the liberal queasiness towards the colonial...
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Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Con Coroneos - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 199 pages
...complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back...up, and bow down before, and offer a sacrifice to. Criminality and material interest constitute a darkness in which blind action is 'very proper', but...
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Comparative Political Culture in the Age of Globalization: An Introductory ...

Hwa Yol Jung - Philosophy - 2002 - 451 pages
...complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back...up, and bow down before, and offer a sacrifice to." In response to this sort of logic, two things occur. One is that competing powers invent their own...
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Invisible Natives: Myth and Identity in the American Western

A. J. Prats, Amando Jose (Associate Professor of English Prats, University of Kentucky USA) - Performing Arts - 2002 - 317 pages
...complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back...set up, and bow down before, and offer a sacrifice to.21 More than a century ago, Conrad saw civilization's need for a presiding illusion, one that could...
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Reality Fictions: The Films of Frederick Wiseman

Thomas W. Benson - 1989 - 404 pages
...complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back...something you can set up, and bow down before, and otter a sacrifice to. — Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness About halfway through Canal Zone occurs...
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Modernity at Sea: Melville, Marx, Conrad in Crisis

Cesare Casarino - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 271 pages
...complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back...pretence but an idea; and an unselfish belief in the idea.4 The price these narratives seem only too willing to pay for the representation of imperialism...
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Edward Said: Criticism and Society

Abdirahman A. Hussein - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 339 pages
...complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back of it; not a sentimental preference but an idea; an unselfish belief in the idea — something you can sacrifice to. The two...
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The New Crusades: Constructing the Muslim Enemy

Emran Qureshi, Michael Anthony Sells, Michael Sells - Religion - 2003 - 416 pages
...complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back...up, and bow down before, and offer a sacrifice to." 4 In response to this sort of logic, two things occur. One is that competing powers invent their own...
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