W. H. Auden on the modern barbarian

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MALIN said:

But the new barbarian is no uncouth
Desert-dweller; he does not emerge
From fir forests; factories bred him;
Corporate companies college towns
Mothered his mind, and many journals
Backed his beliefs. He was born here. The
Bravura of revolvers in vogue now
And the cult of death are quite at home
Inside the city.

From W. H. AudenThe Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue, edited by Alan Jacobs (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011), 16.

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