Sunday, February 15, 2009

Men of culture

"The man of culture finds the whole past relevant; the bourgeois and the barbarian find relevant only what has some pressing connection with their appetites.
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Henry Ford's observation that history is bunk is a perfectly proper observation for a bourgeois industrialist, and it was followed with equal propriety by another: 'Creeds must go.' Technology emancipates not only from memory but also from faith."
~ p. 112
Ideas Have Consequences