Eliot: Unsubstantial Foundations

“It is a commonplace that what shocks one generation is accepted quite calmly by the next. This adaptability to change of moral standards is sometimes greeted with satisfaction as an evidence of human perfectibility: whereas it is only evidence of what unsubstantial foundations people’s moral judgments have.”

– T.S. Eliot, in his essay “Religion and Literature”

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