Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mann for all seasons

While doing research in an old journal -- those things we wrote in before blogging was invented -- I came across an intriguing quotation from Thomas Mann:

"Human wickedness deserves a visitation -- and this civilization of grabbers, fools and
gangsters deserves to perish."

Does it sound more intriguing if I add that he wrote it while living in Los Angeles in 1951?


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