No Man is an Island

I picked up Nietzsche’s “The Antichrist” and my edition had a useful forward before Nietzsche’s text. I was surprised to find the name signed at the end of it was “H.L. Mencken” – the famous proto-libertarian journalist and skeptic of democracy.

No man steps on to the world scene fully formed. We all owe a debt to our ancestors.

The Nietzsche, by the way, is very good. Essential for understanding the world we’re in. Consider him the Moldbug of the 19th century.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche (Photo credit: Wikipedia)