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A Perfume Called ‘The Decline of the West’

In an anecdote found in Maria Gough’sĀ The Artist as Producer Ilya Ehrenburg remarks that such was the popularity of Oswald Spengler’s theory of the decline of European civilization in 1920s Russian intellectual circles ‘that even a fragrance calledĀ ‘Decline of the … Continue reading

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