Philosophy and Ideas

What Makes a Man a Hero

It cost him to travel: one day in the train and three to recuperate. He never visited Paris or London or Brussels, never went west to Madrid or Lisbon. He endorsed Herder’s claim that German was Greek, but made no effort to cross the Balkans to the land that gave form not only to civic liberties but also to the even more potent derivative concept of unenslaved inner freedom: the closest he came to Greece was the temple of Paestum, south-east of Sorrento, which he saw in the spring of 1877, or on the boat trip he made from Genoa…

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