'It has become a banality to say that we live in a.time of historical crisis, that a whole epoch is ending, and a new one as yet without a name is beginning. Some are glad for this others sorry but all agree upon the fact. In reality what is happening is something deeper. We are witnessing a judgement on not one epoch in history but on history itself; and in this sense we live in an apocalyptic time.'
from Berdyaev 'The fate of man in the modern world' 1935