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Lewis Mumford


The Cult of Anti-Life

Spring 1970 | Articles

Until recently both the inner and outer disorders of megatechnic civilization were successfully covered by its massive constructive achievements. Despite two world-enveloping wars, despite the virtually total devastation of scores of big cities, the evidences of breakdown have up to now been so speedily repaired that within half a generation they soon became invisible and almost forgotten, like a bad dream––even by eye-witnesses to the terror and torture, the destruction and death.