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Thank you for this diary.  Many questions, but one point I was wondering if you could clarify is this:

The main difference between the Anglo-saxon view of city (community, collectivity, christianity, protestantism, etc.) and the Latin ones might just be about the Roman urban and agricultural techniques and way of life seduction...

Do you mean that the Anglo-Saxon view of the city was primarily ideological in nature, while the Latin view was more based on engineering/logistics/"urban planning"?

What exactly are you referring to by "way of life seduction"?  (I do agree "seduction" sounds more Latin than Anglo-Saxon!  ;-)  )

Do you see either view -- Anglo-Saxon or Latin -- as being more closely connected to a view of life that would permit or encourage the emergence of the lotissement-based dystopia you are very worried about?

Truth unfolds in time through a communal process.

by marco on Sat Feb 24th, 2007 at 06:06:57 AM EST

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