Quotation by Stefan Zweig

Against my will, I became a witness to the most terrible defeat of reason and to the most savage triumph of brutality ever chronicled ... never before did a generation suffer such a moral setback after it had attained such intellectual heights.
Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. Die Welt von Gestern (The World of Yesterday), p. 8, trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, S. Fischer Verlag (1955).
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