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" Faith in machinery is, I said, our besetting danger; often in machinery most absurdly disproportioned to the end which this machinery, if it is to do any good at all, is to serve; but always in machinery, as if it had a value in and for itself. "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 243
1918
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Cultural Resistance Reader

Stephen Duncombe - Social Science - 2002 - 447 pages
...attentively and dispassionately. Faith in machinery is, I said, our besetting danger; often in machinery most absurdly disproportioned to the end which this machinery,...machinery? What is population but machinery? What is coal but machinery? What are railroads but machinery? What is wealth but machinery? What are religious...
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Manufacturing Culture: Vindications of Early Victorian Industry

Joseph Bizup, Professor Joseph Bizup - History - 2003 - 229 pages
...England's national values: Faith in machinery is, I said, our besetting danger; often in machinery most absurdly disproportioned to the end which this machinery,...machinery? what is population but machinery? what is coal but machinery? what are railroads but machinery? what is wealth but machinery? what are, even,...
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The English Reader: What Every Literate Person Needs to Know

Diane Ravitch - Literary Collections - 2006 - 486 pages
...attentively and dispassionately. Faith in machinery is, I said, our besetting danger; often in machinery most absurdly disproportioned to the end which this machinery,...machinery? what is population but machinery? what is coal but machinery? what are railroads but machinery? what is wealth but machinery? what are religious...
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The Spirit of the Age: Victorian Essays

Gertrude Himmelfarb - Literary Collections - 2007 - 327 pages
...I said, our besetting danger; often in machinery most absurdly disproportioned to the end which the machinery, if it is to do any good at all, is to serve;...machinery? what is population but machinery? what is coal but machinery? what are railroads but machinery? what is wealth but machinery? what are, even,...
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Strict Wildness: Discoveries in Poetry and History

Peter Viereck - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 266 pages
...machinery," wrote Arnold in Culture and Anarchy ( 1 869), "is our besetting danger; often in machinery most absurdly disproportioned to the end which this machinery,...machinery, as if it had a value in and for itself." In his poem Heine 's Grave, Arnold points out the stultifying effect of too much material progress...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 6; Volume 69

1867
...and dispassionately. Faith in machinery is, I said, our besetting danger ; often in machinery most absurdly disproportioned to the end which this machinery,...freedom but machinery ? what is population but machinery f what is coal but machinery ? what are railroads but machinery ? what is wealth but machinery ? what...
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