within the context of the Cold War - little fertile ground was created historically for either liberal or renovative
The causes of this renewal or renovative
"return to beginnings" are referred to by Machiavelli first as either an "external accident or intrinsic prudence" (3.1).
And nature, for all its proven renovative
power, could never repair the worst that might befall us.
Do we thus confuse our desire for a renovative
passage out of hell with the difficult yet mundane demands of an ethical relationship?
Moreover, McCaughan (1997: 13) does find an anticapitalist "renovative
left tendency in Latin America [that] is potentially more significant in the long run than the new reform-oriented pragmatism highlighted by Castaneda." In fact, "the debate about how to create a more equitable, just, and democratic society is taking place throughout the world" (Ibid.: 3).
I strongly recommend McColley's book not only for its numerous fresh and delightful insights into the details of Milton's poetry and the visual arts, but even more for its renovative
response to today's too frequently suspicious and accusatory discourse.