Irving Babbitt Quote

Commercialism is laying its great greasy paw upon everything including the irresponsible quest of thrills; so that, whatever democracy may be theoretically, one is sometimes tempted to define it practically as standardized and commercialized melodrama.


Irving Babbitt, representative writings (ed. Univ of Nebraska Pr, 1981)

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Commercialism is laying its great greasy paw upon everything including the irresponsible quest of thrills; so that, whatever democracy may be...

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Commercialism is laying its great greasy paw upon everything including the irresponsible quest of thrills; so that, whatever democracy may be...

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Commercialism is laying its great greasy paw upon everything including the irresponsible quest of thrills; so that, whatever democracy may be...

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Commercialism is laying its great greasy paw upon everything including the irresponsible quest of thrills; so that, whatever democracy may be...