Oswald Spengler





Oswald Spengler

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born
in Blankenburg, Germany
May 29, 1880

died
May 08, 1936

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

Oswald Spengler was born in 1880 in Blankenburg (then in the Duchy of Brunswick, German Empire) at the foot of the Harz mountains, the eldest of four children, and the only boy. His family was conservative German of the petite bourgeoisie. His father, originally a mining technician, who came from a long line of mineworkers, was a post office bureaucrat. His childhood home was emotionally reserved, and the young Spengler turned to books and the great cultural personalities for succor. He had imperfect health, and suffered throughout his life from migraine headaches and from an anxiety complex.

At the age of ten, his family moved to the university city of Halle. Here Spengler received a classical education at the local Gymnasium (academically
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Selected Essays
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Letters of Oswald Spengler:...
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Aphorisms
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A me stesso
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More books by Oswald Spengler…
“What is truth? For the multitude, that which it continually reads and hears.”
Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West, Vol. 2: Perspectives of World History

“The press today is an army with carefully organized weapons, the journalists its officers, the readers its soldiers. The reader neither knows nor is supposed to know the purposes for which he is used and the role he is to play.”
Oswald Spengler

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