Progress

Prescient words from the memoirs of Julius Caesar, as related by Nadeem Aslam in the context of modern-day Afghanistan:

The immense power of the druids was the weakness of the Celtic polity. No nation that is ruled by priests drawing their authority from supernatural sanctions is capable of true progress.

From The Wasted Vigil, by Nadeem Aslam (published 2008).

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