„Modern culture is defined by this extraordinary freedom to ransack the world storehouse and to engorge any and every style it comes upon.“

—  Daniel Bell, buch The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism

Introduction, The Disjunction of Realms, p. 13
The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (1976)

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Daniel Bell
US-amerikanischer Soziologe 1919 - 2011

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„In modern American style, his job, not his past, defined him.“

—  Wilfrid Sheed English-American novelist and essayist 1930 - 2011

"The Wit of George S. Kaufman and Dorothy Parker," p. 162
The Good Word & Other Words (1978)

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„Increasingly unable to create for itself a relevant body of myth, the modern imagination will ransack the treasure house of the classic.“

—  George Steiner American writer 1929 - 2020

Quelle: The Death of Tragedy (1961), Ch. VI (p. 228).

„Every intelligent modern painter carries the whole culture of modern painting in his head.“

—  Robert Motherwell American artist 1915 - 1991

Abstract Expressionism, David Anfam, Thames and Hudson Ltd London, 1990, p. 22
1950s

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„‘The greatest gift of the modern world to man is freedom,’... ‘—freedom to think, freedom to speak, freedom to act.’“

—  Asaf Ali Asghar Fyzee Indian educator, jurist, author, diplomat, and Islamic scholar 1899 - 1981

Arun Shourie - The World of Fatwas Or The Sharia in Action (2012, Harper Collins)

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„The mediaeval university looked backwards: it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge… The modern university looks forward: it is a factory of new knowledge.“

—  Thomas Henry Huxley English biologist and comparative anatomist 1825 - 1895

Letter to E. Ray Lankester (11 April 1892) Huxley Papers, Imperial College: 30.448
1890s

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„Style… the very hall-mark of great art… there is little use in trying to define style.“

—  Ernest Flagg American architect 1857 - 1947

Small Houses: Their Economic Design and Construction (1922)

Ai Weiwei Foto

„Without freedom of speech, there is no modern world, just a barbaric one.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957

2000-09, Ai Weiwei, Nursing Head Wound, Sharpens Criticism, 2009
Variante: Without freedom of speech, there is no modern world, just a barbaric one.

Ai Weiwei Foto

„Freedom of speech implies the world isn’t defined. It is meaningful when people are allowed to see the world their way.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957

Ai Weiwei Twitter feed: @AiWW (8:16 p.m. December 22, 2011).
2010-, Twitter feeds, 2010-12

Tullio De Mauro Foto

„It is not possible to fully understand modern world culture without appreciating its connection and its continuity with the heritage of classical culture.“

—  Tullio De Mauro Italian linguist 1932 - 2017

Claudio Gentili, “Time out” for Classical Studies? The Future of Italian Liceo Classico in the 4.0 world https://www.researchgate.net/deref/http%3A%2F%2Fdx.doi.org%2F10.15581%2F004.33.127-143, in Estudios Sobre Educacion, 33:127-143, October 2017.

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„In every culture, those who love freedom for themselves must ask themselves how much they're willing to tolerate freedom for others.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

Remarks by the President to the UN General Assembly https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/25/remarks-president-un-general-assembly (25 September 2012), quoted in "President Obama Condemns Both ‘Disgusting’ Anti-Islam Video And ‘Mindless’ Violence Before The U.N." http://www.mediaite.com/tv/president-obama-condemns-both-disgusting-anti-islam-video-and-mindless-violence-before-the-u-n/ by Andrew Kirell, mediaite.com.
2012
Kontext: In every culture, those who love freedom for themselves must ask themselves how much they're willing to tolerate freedom for others. That is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. Now, I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. It is an insult not only to Muslims, but to America as well. [... ] I know there are some who ask why we don't just ban such a video. And the answer is enshrined in our laws: Our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech. Here in the United States, countless publications provoke offense. Like me, the majority of Americans are Christian, and yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. As President of our country and Commander-in-Chief of our military, I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day -- (laughter) -- and I will always defend their right to do so. (Applause.) [... ] The strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression; it is more speech -- the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphemy, and lift up the values of understanding and mutual respect. [... ] On this we must agree: There is no speech that justifies mindless violence. (Applause.) There are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. There's no video that justifies an attack on an embassy. There's no slander that provides an excuse for people to burn a restaurant in Lebanon, or destroy a school in Tunis, or cause death and destruction in Pakistan.

Theodore Dalrymple Foto

„In the modern view, unbridled personal freedom is the only good to be pursued; any obstacle to it is a problem to be overcome.“

—  Theodore Dalrymple English doctor and writer 1949

All Sex, All the Time http://www.city-journal.org/html/10_3_urbanities-all_sex.html (Summer 2000).
City Journal (1998 - 2008)

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„As a liberal I would hesitate to propose a blanket ban on any style of dress because of the implications for individual liberty and freedom of choice.“

—  Richard Dawkins English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author 1941

As quoted in Richard Dawkins causes outcry after likening the burka to a bin liner https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/7936221/Richard-Dawkins-causes-outcry-after-likening-the-burka-to-a-bin-liner.html (10 August 2010), The Telegraph.

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„A la Rothschild, a style I define as many good things used irreverently.“

—  Robert Denning American interior designer 1927 - 2005

Aileen Mehle, "Manhattan Grand Luxe — Richly Appointed Rooms For Collectors", Architectural Digest (September 1994), v. 51 #9, pp. 126-176.

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„To define freedom is the same as to define sexual health. But nobody will openly admit this.“

—  Wilhelm Reich, buch Die Massenpsychologie des Faschismus

Section 3 : Work Democracy versus Politics. The Natural Social Forces for the Mastery of the Emotional Plague
The Mass Psychology of Fascism (1933), Ch. 10 : Work Democracy
Kontext: Rulers and generals muster their troops. Magnates muster the sums of money which give them power. The fascist dictators muster the irrational human reactions which make it possible for them to attain and maintain their power over the masses. The scientists muster knowledge and means of research. But, thus far, no organization fighting for freedom has ever mustered the biological arsenal where the weapons are to be found for the establishment and the maintenance of human freedom. All precision of our social existence notwithstanding, there is as yet no definition of the word freedom which would be in keeping with natural science. No word is more misused and misunderstood.
To define freedom is the same as to define sexual health. But nobody will openly admit this. The advocacy of personal and social freedom is connected with anxiety and guilt feelings. As if to be free were a sin or at least not quite as it should be. Sex-economy makes this guilt feeling comprehensible: freedom without sexual self-determination is in itself a contradiction. But to be sexual means — according to the prevailing human structure — to be sinful or guilty. There are very few people who experience sexual love without guilt feeling. "Free love" has acquired a degrading meaning: it lost the meaning given it by the old fighters for freedom. In films and in books, to be genital and to be criminal are presented as the same thing.

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