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The Tyranny of the Epochal: Change, Epochalism and Organizational Casuistry
The tyranny of the epochal: Change, epochalism and organizational casuistry

The romantics transform … every instant into a historical moment … But they do even more than this. Every moment is transformed into a point in a structure … so every point is a circle at the same time, and every circle a point. The community is an extended individual, the individual a concentrated community. Every historical moment is an elastic point in the vast fantasy of the philosophy of history with which we dispose over peoples and eons.

(CarlSchmitt, Political Romanticism)

The one thing that does not change is that at each and any time it appears there have been ‘great changes’.

(MarcelProust, Within a Budding Grove)

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