Quote of the Day 10-23-14 (Max Nordau)

Posted: October 23, 2014 in Politics
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Max Norday“Representative [government] produces conditions resembling those of patriarchal times. The representatives take the place of the patriarchs and their wealth consists similarly in herds and flocks. But nowadays, these herds are not composed of actual cattle with horns and hooves, but of cattle, figuratively speaking, who on election days are driven to the ballot box to deposit their votes.”

–Max Nordau, Conventional Lies of Our Civilization

 

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Quoted in The Heretic’s Handbook of Quotations

Front cover of "The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations

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