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"Had the whole of Europe at that time been of the same mind as Italy, Renaissance humanism might have established freedom of thought everywhere, simply by default of opposition. Europe might have returned to—or, if you like, relapsed into—a liberalism resembling that of pre-Christian antiquity. Whatever may have followed after that, our present disasters would not have occurred." --The Logic of Liberty (1951) by Michael Polanyi

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Pre-Christian may refer to:

  • Before Christianization (the spread of Christianity):
    • Historical polytheism (the worship of or belief in multiple deities)
    • Historical paganism (denoting various non-Abrahamic religions)
  • Before Christ (BC), the era before the year 1 in the Julian and Gregorian calendars
    • Classical antiquity, a period of history centered on the Mediterranean Sea, lasting from around the 8th century BC to the 5th century AD
    • Iron Age, lasting from around the 12th century BC to the 8th century AD


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