The great yonder: The President's Page


  • Helmut E. Landsberg


Every age since antiquity has had its own accomplishments. The rationales of these achievements have often faded, and value judgments on their merits have changed.

We may admire the early feats of engineering and the stark, simple lines of the Egyptian pyramids. But we can hardly applaud the sacrifice of many slaves to provide tombs so that a few rulers might preserve their remains, rather than have them crumble into dust like those of their lesser contemporaries.