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Quotation by Karl Kraus
Die Fackel (Vienna, July 2, 1907) Die Fackel (no. 406/12, Vienna, October 5, 1915) Die Fackel (Vienna, Dec. 15, 1913) quoted in Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 8 (1976) Die Fackel (Vienna, February 15, 1909) Die Fackel (Vienna, Jan. 18, 1917)
If one reads a newspaper only for information, one does not learn the truth, not even the truth about the paper. The truth is that the newspaper is not a statement of contents but the contents themselves; and more than that, it is an instigator.
Karl Kraus (1874–1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. Harry Zohn (1976). "In These Great Times," Die Fackel (Vienna, Dec. 1914).
speech, Nov. 19, 1914, Vienna.
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