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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... "
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by Joseph Conrad - 1903
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The Making of English National Identity

Krishan Kumar - History - 2003 - 367 pages
...complexion or slightly flutter 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...but an idea; and an unselfish belief in the idea. (Conrad l995: 20) Whether or not the novel goes on to undermine even this defence of empire is an open...
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City of Gold: An Apology for Global Capitalism in a Time of Discontent

David A. Westbrook - Business & Economics - 2004 - 350 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—something you can set up, and bow down before, and offer a sacrifice to ... l4 But the City...
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Landscaping the Human Garden: Twentieth-century Population Management in a ...

Amir Weiner - Social Science - 2003 - 344 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 pretense but an idea; and an unselfish belief in the idea — something you can set up, and bow down...
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Extreme Beauty: Aesthetics, Politics, Death

James Swearingen, Joanne Cutting-Gray - Philosophy - 2003 - 259 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 pretense but an idea; and an unselfish belief in the idea - something you can set up, and bow down...
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Conrad's Narratives of Difference: Not Exactly Tales for Boys

Lissa Schneider - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 160 pages
...necessary — for the alternative is "too dark, too dark altogether" (123). Like Lingard, he strives for "an unselfish belief in the idea, something you can set up, and bow down before" (HD 10) — and Marlow, "with something like despair in [his] heart, but bowing [his] head before the...
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Narrative Theory: Political narratology

Mieke Bal - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 392 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 his account of his great river journey, Marlow extends the point to mark a distinction between...
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Communicative Rationality and Deliberative Democracy of Jürgen Habermas ...

Ukoro Theophilus Igwe - Religion - 2004 - 483 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".98 Undoubtedly, as Nietzsche has remarked against Hegel, in The Advantage and Disadvantage of History...
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Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness: A Casebook

Gene M. Moore - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 279 pages
...noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems [conquest] is the idea only. An idea at the back of it; not a...up, and bow down before, and offer a sacrifice to ... (HD, p. 7) The modern version of idol worship, it appears, is idea worship. Conrad suggests the...
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Childhood and Postcolonization: Power, Education, and Contemporary Practice

Gaile Sloan Cannella, Radhika Viruru - Education - 2004 - 182 pages
...it too much. What redeems it is the idea only. An idea at the back of it; not a sentimental pretense but an idea, and an unselfish belief in the idea —...set up and bow down before and offer a sacrifice to (quoted in Young 2001, p. 25) Perhaps we cannot avoid moral theorizing in some form. However, we are...
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Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control

Kathleen Eleanor Taylor, Kathleen Taylor, Otr/L - Psychology - 2004 - 324 pages
...became available; 9/11 was no exception. Religion and politics What redeems it is the idea only [...] and an unselfish belief in the idea — something...up, and bow down before, and offer a sacrifice to Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness In the post-Reformation West, religion and politics have tended to...
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