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What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error. ---->>>

Foreknowledge of the future makes it possible to manipulate both enemies and supporters. ---->>>


Nationality: French
Born: 03-14, 1905
Birthplace: Paris, France
Die: 10-17, 1983
Occupation: Philosopher

Raymond Claude Ferdinand Aron (French: [ʁɛmɔ̃ aʁɔ̃]; 14 March 1905 – 17 October 1983) was a French philosopher, sociologist, journalist, and political scientist. He is best known for his 1955 book The Opium of the Intellectuals, the title of which inverts Karl Marx's claim that religion was the opium of the people – Aron argues that in post-war France, Marxism was the opium of the intellectuals (wikipedia)