Sunday, December 21, 2008


Kids These Days

From 1883, it's...

From his Preface:

I have for a certain number of years concluded that out present age has become vastly too swift for that which, by a contradictory metaphor, may be called "safe running"... [the] previous time was very greatly superior to the hasty and conceited period in which we live.

Chapter titles include "The Generally False, Affected and Pretentious Literature of the Present Day" and "Modern Advertising -- Its Emptiness -- Its Falseness -- Its Probable Collapse on the Future."

I'm glad to hear that we'll have worked that out by now.

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