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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)
It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.
Karl Kraus (1874–1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. Harry Zohn (1976). "The Discovery of the North Pole," no. 287, Die Fackel (Vienna, Sept. 1909).
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