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Oswald Spengler
(1880-1936) born on
May 29
German philosopher. He was best known for "Decline of the West," 1981-22.
         
   
F
The press today is an army with carefully organized weapons, the journalists its officers, the readers its soldiers. The reader neither knows nor is supposed to know the purposes for which he is used and the role he is to play.

R
Formerly no one was allowed to think freely; now it is permitted, but no one is capable of it any more. Now people want to think only what they are supposed to want to think, and this they consider freedom.
A
I maintain that today many an inventor, many a diplomat, many a financier is a sounder philosopher than all those who practice the dull craft of experimental psychology.
N
The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.
K
If few can stand a long war without deterioration of soul, none can stand a long peace.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Decline of the West," vol. 2, ch. 12, sct. 4, 1926.
R: "The Decline of the West," vol. 2, ch. 12, sct. 4, 1926.
A: "Decline of the West."
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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