How can we deny that most things that once seemed sacred and immutable are now contested? Truth, humanity, justice and reason? We see dysfunctional forms of government, production systems on the brink of abyss, and social forces mad with power. The roaring engine of this dreadful time seemed to drive him to the brink of Howe's precipice.
Johan Huizinga: He is a Dutch historian and one of the founders of modern cultural history. He died in 1945 at the age of 73. Huizinga had an aesthetic approach to history, in which art and scenery played an important role in presenting it. His most famous work is The Autumn of the Middle Ages, and he also published books on American history and Dutch history in the 17th century.