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Lewis Mumford
(1895-1990) born on
Oct 19
US urban planner, historian. He analyzed the effects of technology and urbanization on human societies throughout history.
However far modern science and technics have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson: Nothing is impossible.

Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.
By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed.
For most Americans, progress means accepting what is new because it is new, and discarding what is old because it is old.
I would die happy if I knew that on my tombstone could be written these words, "This man was an absolute fool. None of the disastrous things that he reluctantly predicted ever came to pass!"
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Technics and Civilization," ch. 8, sct. 12, 1934.
R: "The Culture of Cities," ch. 1, sct. 5, 1938.
A: "The Conduct of Life," "The Challenge of Renewal," 1951.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: To National Book Awards Committee, "My Works and Days," 1979.

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