Raymond Claude Ferdinand Aron was a French philosopher, sociologist, political scientist, and journalist.
|Intellectuals cannot tolerate the chance event, the unintelligible: they have a nostalgia for the absolute, for a universally comprehensive scheme.||Human Nature|
|Strategy draws its inspiration each century, or rather at each moment of history, from the problems which events themselves pose.||Management & Managing Government|
|Foreknowledge of the future makes it possible to manipulate both enemies and supporters.||Future|
|What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.|