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Quotation by Ernest Becker
For man, maximum excitement is the confrontation of death and the skillful defiance of it by watching others fed to it as he survives transfixed with rapture.
Ernest Becker (1924–1974), U.S. psychologist, cultural anthropologist. "The Logic of Scapegoating," ch. 8, Escape from Evil (1975).
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