Al Alvarez Quote

Mass democracy, mass morality and the mass media thrive independently of the individual, who joins them only at the cost of at least a partial perversion of his instincts and insights. He pays for his social ease with what used to be called his soul – his discriminations, his uniqueness, his psychic energy, his self.


Page 254. - The Savage God (1971)

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Mass democracy, mass morality and the mass media thrive independently of the individual, who joins them only at the cost of at least a partial...

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Mass democracy, mass morality and the mass media thrive independently of the individual, who joins them only at the cost of at least a partial...

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Mass democracy, mass morality and the mass media thrive independently of the individual, who joins them only at the cost of at least a partial...

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Mass democracy, mass morality and the mass media thrive independently of the individual, who joins them only at the cost of at least a partial...