Monday, January 25, 2016



W.H. Auden (1907-1973), "The Fall of Rome," 'In Solitude, for Company': W.H. Auden After 1940. Unpublished Prose and Recent Criticism (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995), pp. 120-137 (at 136):
I think a great many of us are haunted by the feeling that our society, and by ours I don't mean just the United States or Europe, but our whole world-wide technological civilisation, whether officially labelled capitalist, socialist or communist, is going to go smash, and probably deserves to.

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