Lipton’s Journal/February 22, 1955/663

From Project Mailer

The revolutionary and the mystic. Each are against society, but the mystic leaves society, the radical from his deep hell to leave a social portrait of the future which society in its retreat from advancing man will in time come to adopt as a defense. (Symbolically, the miner-radical lives in hell, the mountaineer—mystic in heaven). Our resentment of mystics is not altogether unjust—they have left us, they have refused to add that particular perversion (into words) of their thought which might be a step-hole in the wall for men to come.