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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 150 of Daniel Boorstin’s 1958 volume, The Americans: The Colonial Experience:

When has a culture owed so little to its few “great” minds or its few hereditarily fortunate men and women?  One of the contrasts between the culture of Europe and that of the United States is that the older culture traditionally depended on the monumental accomplishments of the few, while the newer culture – diffused, elusive, process-oriented – depended more on the novel, accreting ways of the many.


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