Deep thought

“Anyone who wishes can observe the stupidity of thought, judgment, and action shown to-day in politics, art, religion, and the general problems of life and the world by the ‘men of science,’ and of course, behind them, the doctors, engineers, financiers, professors, and so on.  That state of ‘not listening,’ of not submitting to higher courts of appeal which I have repeatedly put forward as characteristic of the mass-man, reaches its height precisely in these partially qualified men. They symbolize, and to a great extent constitute, the actual dominion of the masses, and their barbarism is the most immediate cause of European demoralization.”

Jose Ortega y Gasset, The Revolt of the Masses


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