Sunday, May 9, 2010

José Ortega y Gasset

José Ortega y Gasset127 years ago today, José Ortega y Gasset was born.

A quote of choice:

There is one fact which, whether for good or ill, is of utmost importance in the public life of Europe at the present moment. This fact is the accession of the masses to complete social power. As the masses, by definition, neither should nor can direct their own personal existence, and still less rule society in general, this fact means that actually Europe is suffering from the greatest crisis that can afflict peoples, nations, and civilisation.

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