A Visit to the Museum - notes on Culture and Barbarism

John Molyneux

Abstract


For without exception the cultural treasures he surveys have an origin which he cannot contemplate without horror. They owe their existence not only to the efforts of the great minds and talents who have created them, but also to the anonymous toil of their contemporaries. There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism. - Walter Benjamin, Theses on the Philosophy of History


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