Monday, May 22, 2017

"Everywhere,

people are awaiting a messiah, and the air is laden with the promises of large and small prophets...we all share the same fate: we carry within us more love, and above all more longing that today's society is able to satisfy. We have all ripened for something, and there is no one to harvest the fruit...
Karl Mannheim (1922)

-Pankaj Mishra, Age of Anger: A History of the Present (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017), p. 1.

Just completed reading the book cover to cover today, alhamdullilah!