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Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (December 20, 2012)
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Professor John Carey indicates how early twentieth-century intellectuals imagined the 'masses' as semi-human swarms, drugged through renowned newspapers and cinema, and ripe for extermination. Exposing the revulsion from universal humanity in George Bernard Shaw, Ezra Pound, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, H. G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, W. B. Yeats and different canonized writers, he relates this to the cult of the Nietzschean Superman, which stumbled on its final exponent in Hitler.Carey's attack at the founders of recent tradition triggered consternation in the course of the inventive and educational institutions while it used to be first released in 1992.