Wisdom on Wednesdays: the sense of personal and family reality

Today we begin a weekly feature, Wisdom on Wednesdays, highlighting the thought of Carl Schmitt on art, beauty, family, religion, and life in general.


Gertrude, dry point etching, 1916 (two years before her marriage to Carl Schmitt)

“The greater the momentum of mass communication, the greater the distortion, disproportion, of social reality in relation to personal reality and family reality.  Probably never before have men had so keen a sense of social reality, or so feeble a sense of personal and family reality.” (1962)

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