Thursday, 1 July 2010


"I was walking about in Cambridge and passed a bookshop and in the window were portraits of Russell, Freud and Einstein. A little further on, in a music shop, I saw portraits of Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin. Comparing these portraits I felt intensely the terrible degeneration that had come over the human spirit in the course of only a hundred years".

1. Who said this?

2. Do you agree?

3. Is it not truer today than it was sixty years ago when, approximately, this quote was made?


  1. 1. Ludwig Wittgenstein

    2. No, I don't. Even if he was not evidence to the contrary there were plenty of others who were.

    3. This is conditional on an positive answer to 2. :-)