In this material world there’s only one order in which nature is its highest expression. Perhaps that’s why I find the metaphor of the jungle and the garden so suggestive. It was the great historian Arnold J. Toynbee who first spoke in the West about the interaction of two opposing and complementary forces, Yin and Yang, in history. Without such dialectic, it would be simply impossible to lean into the contradictory post-modern scenario without falling into any of its extremes and easy-peasy slogans. The Western world is a garden with a well-mowed lawn with flowers and rockery here and there, and where, despite the numerous complaints of many of its
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