The Silence Of Max Picard

by Timothy Lusch

A QUIET CLASSIC FOR A NOISY AGE

The World of Silence by Max Picard

Don’t know who Max Picard is? Chances are you are not alone.  Perhaps it is time you joined his company. Max Picard was a German-Swiss theologian and philosopher who wrote books such as Hitler in Our Selves, The Flight from God, and Man and Language.  But it is The World of Silence that makes the most noise. The reason? Simple. We need more, not less, silence.

“In the modern world the individual no longer faces silence, no longer faces the community, but faces only the universal noise.  The individual stands between noise and silence.  He is isolated from noise and isolated from silence. He is forlorn.”

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