The repudiation of the primacy of understanding means the repudiation of the norms of judgment as well, and hence the abandonment of all ethical standards.
Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience.
An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic.
The susceptibility of the average modern to pictorial suggestion enables advertising to exploit his lessened power of judgment.
Whether the aim is in heaven or on earth, wisdom or wealth, the essential condition of its pursuit and attainment is always security and order.
Culture must have its ultimate aim in the metaphysical or it will cease to be culture.
From whichever angle one looks at it, the application of racial theories remains a striking proof of the lowered demands of public opinion upon the purity of critical judgment.
History can predict nothing except that great changes in human relationships will never come about in the form in which they have been anticipated.
Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly novel in the history of human culture.
History creates comprehensibility primarily by arranging facts meaningfully and only in a very limited sense by establishing strict causal connections.