Remembering Oswald Spengler

“To-day we live so cowed under the bombardment of this intellectual artillery (the media) that hardly anyone can attain to the inward detachment that is required for a clear view of the monstrous drama. The will-to-power operating under a pure democratic disguise has finished off its masterpiece so well that the object’s sense of freedom is actually flattered by the most thorough-going enslavement that has ever existed.”

Oswald Spengler (May 29, 1880 – May 8, 1936), “The Decline of the West”, Vol. 2: Perspectives of World History

Spengler’s magnum opus is “The Decline of the West”, 2 vols (1918 and 1922). He also wrote three shorter books: “Prussianism and Socialism” (1919), “Man and Technics” (1931), and “The Hour of Decision” (1934).