Quotation by William Golding

It was at a particular moment in the history of my own rages that I saw the Western world conditioned by the images of Marx, Darwin and Freud; and Marx, Darwin and Freud are the three most crashing bores of the Western world. The simplistic popularization of their ideas has thrust our world into a mental straitjacket from which we can only escape by the most anarchic violence.
William Golding (b. 1911), British author. lecture, Apr. 11, 1980, Hamburg, Germany, repr. In A Moving Target (1982). "Belief and Creativity."
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