File spoon-archives/nietzsche.archive/nietzsche_1998/nietzsche.9809, message 2


Date: Wed, 02 Sep 1998 13:15:39 -0500
Subject: RE: Nietzsche & Bruno (was Re. Tolerance)


At 08:26 AM 9/2/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Glad you like BGE - so do I. In fact I like all of his books, though
>they have different 'flavas'. However this idea of maturing wisdom is
>suspect. Often people get old, crotchety, weak and reactionary as they
>age (often but not inevitably): becoming reactive. In general I trust
>the wisdom of youth (of the 'child') a lot more than that of the
>geriatric 'camel' who has had time to become bitter and resentful.
>
>Sean Saraq
>Toronto

I disagree with you and I agree with John.  Nietzsche's later years were his
best.  Birth of Tragedy, Use and Abuse, etc are interesting, but Ecce Homo,
Zarathustra, BGE, Twilight, and the Antichrist are where his most profound
and interesting thoughts are. Here Nietzsche was his strongest and least
reactionary...he knew what war was about.

Dan



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