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Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy: an autobiographical note

Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, um1960

“My generation has survived social death in all its variations, and I have survived decades of study and teaching in scholastic and academic sciences.
Everyone of their venerable scholars mistook me for the intellectual type which he most dispised

The atheist wanted me to disappear into Divinity,
the theologians into sociology,
the sociologists into history,
the historian into journalism,
the journalists into metaphysics,
the philosophers into law and - need I say it? -
the lawyers into hell, which as a member of the present world, I never had left. For nobody leaves hell all by himself without going mad.”

Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy: Out of Revolution - Autobiography of Western Man, 1938/1969 Berg Publishers, p.758