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The question of Spengler

January 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

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The question of the theories of Toynbee and Spengler is an emotional one for some people. All I can say is that World History And The Eonic Effect has a superior analysis of world civilization than that of Spengler (or Toynbee). Spengler is not a very intelligent thinker when all is said and done. His historical context is of interest, but his thinking had a strain of crudity that ended up feeding the ideas of the Nazis. It is hard to avoid the realization that Spengler, despite a strangely significant moment and its mood in the wake of the world war, was confused and unable to really make his case.

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