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The Revolt of the Masses by José Ortega y Gasset
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Jul 27, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: spanish, philosophy

This is simply one of the worst books I have ever read. It is filled with pompous assertions that are not backed up by any attempt at sustained argument or evidence. Here is a choice selection from this waste of trees.
'I know well that many of my readers do not think as I do. This is most natural and confirms the theorem. For although my opinion turn out erroneous, there will always remain the fact that many of those dissentient readers have never given five minutes' thought to this complex matter. How are they going to think as I do? But by believing that they have a right to an opinion on the matter without previous effort to work one out for themselves, they prove patently that they belong to that absurd type of human being which I have called the "rebel mass"'.
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