Books: Sammler on the Origins Of Society's Malaise:

"It has only been in the last two centuries that the majority of people in civilized countries have claimed the privilege of being individuals. Formerly they were slave, peasant, laborer, even artisan, but not person. It is clear that this revolution, a triumph for justice in many ways . . . has also introduced new kinds of grief and misery, and so far on the broadest scale, it has not been altogether a success . . . For a historian of great interest, but for one aware of the suffering it is appalling. Hearts...

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