This Century of Betrayal
We have all grown up with the belief that society must rest upon the dignity and inviolability of the individual human being. But in our time men have been used as cattle and killed like cattle, while the man of conscience and purpose suffers increasingly from a sense of helplessness. Where did Western civilization go wrong? Is the crisis of our time due to the abuse of technology, the failure of religion, the debasement of culture, the bureaucratization of politics—or what?
This is the eighth article in the series, “The Crisis of the Individual.” It is the aim of this series to offer varying analyses of the nature of our dilemma and, if possible, to suggest ways of solving it.
Future contributors to the series will include Leo S. Baeck, Julien Benda, James Burnham, Martin Buber, Lewis Corey, Irwin Edman, Louis Finkelstein, André Gide, Sidney Hook, Karl Polanyi, S. K. Popper, and Fritz Sternberg.
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