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Oswald Spengler (1880 – 1936)


German historian, philosopher and political writer, most famous for his Der Untergang des Abendlandes, completed in 1922 and translated as The Decline of the West in 1928.
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Oswald Spengler
Long, long ago the country bore the country-town and nourished it with her best blood. Now the giant city sucks the country dry, insatiably and incessantly demanding and devouring fresh streams of men, till it wearies and dies in the midst of an almost uninhabited waste of country.
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Optimism is cowardice.
Spengler
To-day a democrat of the old school would demand, not freedom for the press, but freedom from the press; but mean-time the leaders have changed themselves into parvenus who have to secure their position vis-a-vis the masses.




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To-day we live so cowed under the bombardment of this intellectual artillery that hardly anyone can attain to the inward detachment that is required for a clear view of the monstrous drama. The will-to-power operating under a pure democratic disguise has finished off its masterpiece so well that the object's sense of freedom is actually flattered by the most thorough-going enslavement that has ever existed.
Spengler Oswald
One day the last portrait of Rembrandt and the last bar of Mozart will have ceased to be though possibly a colored canvas and a sheet of notes will remain because the last eye and the last ear accessible to their message will have gone.
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Christian theology is the grandmother of Bolshevism.
Oswald Spengler
Marxism is the capitalism of the working class.
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There is no proletarian, not even a Communist movement, that has not operated in the interests of money, and for the time being permitted by money and that without the idealists among its leaders having the slightest suspicion of the fact.
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