Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on April 25, 2021

in Reality Is Not Optional, Truth-seeking & ideology

… is from pages xii-xiii of the 2002 Dover Publications edition of the 1896 English-language translation – The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind – of Gustave Le Bon’s 1895 La psychologie des foules:

History tells us, that from the moment when the moral forces on which a civilisation rested have lost their strength, its final dissolution is brought about by those unconscious and brutal crowds known, justifiably enough, as barbarians.


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