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Quote Left The new sound-sphere is global. It ripples at great speed across languages, ideologies, frontiers and races. The economics of this musical Esperanto is staggering. Rock and pop breed concentric worlds of fashion, setting and life-style. Popular music has brought with it sociologies of private and public manner, of group solidarity. The politics of Eden come loud. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past. Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and active mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement against that past. Quote Right
Quote Left Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and archive mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement, against that past. Quote Right
Quote Left To shoot a man because one disagrees with his interpretation of Darwin or Hegel is a sinister tribute to the supremacy of ideas in human affairs -- but a tribute nevertheless. Quote Right
Quote Left The journalistic vision sharpens to the point of maximum impact every event, every individual and social configuration; but the honing is uniform. Quote Right
Quote Left There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness. Quote Right
Quote Left The immense majority of human biographies are a gray transit between domestic spasm and oblivion. Quote Right
Quote Left A chess genius is a human being who focuses vast, little-understood mental gifts and labors on an ultimately trivial human enterprise. Quote Right
Quote Left The journalistic vision sharpens to the point of maximum impact every event, every individual and social configuration but the honing is uniform. Quote Right
Quote Left The critic lives at second hand. He writes about. The poem, the novel, or the play must be given to him; criticism exists by the grace of othe... Quote Right
Quote Left To many men ... the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past. Quote Right