This line, uttered in Tony Kushner's play Slavs! by Prelapsarianov, "the oldest living Bolshevik, came up in conversation yesterday. Perhaps, just perhaps, it will make it into some thing I am writing!
"How are we to proceed without theory? Is it enough to reject the past, is it wise to move forward in this blind fashion, without the cold brilliant light of theory to guide the way?... You who live in this sour little age cannot imagine the sheer grandeur of the prospect we gazed upon."