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I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside.
Sanely applied advertising could remake the world.
Citizens of a modern society need [...] more than that ordinary "common sense" which was defined by Stuart Chase as that which tells you that the world is flat.
Individual talent is too sporadic and unpredictable to be allowed any important part in the organization society. Social systems which endure are built on the average person who can be trained to occupy any position adequately if not brilliantly.
The Atomic Age is built on Einstein's equation E = mc2, where m is the mass of the atom, and c is the speed of light (186,000 miles per second). You square that, and out of the atom comes quite a bit of energy.
Common sense tells us that the world is flat, that the sun goes around the earth, that heavy bodies always fall faster than light bodies, that boats made of iron will sink.
Political democracy can remain if it confines itself to all but economic matters.
The violation of some laws is a normal part of the behavior of every citizen.
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Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.
March 8, 1888
November 16, 1985
Stuart Chase was an American economist, social theorist and writer. His writings covered topics as diverse as general semantics and physical economy.
The tyranny of words (1938)
Mexico : a study of two Americas (1931)
A new deal (1932)
The Economy of Abundance (1934)
The most probable world (1968)
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