"The products of art and science owe their existence not merely the effort of the great geniuses that created them, but also the unnamed drudgery of their contemporaries. There is no document of culture which is not at the same time a document of barbarism."
* Walter Benjamin, "Eduard Fuchs: Historian and Collector," in The Essential Frankfurt School Reader, A.Arto and E. Gebhardt, eds. (NewYork,1978)p. 233. The same passage also re-appears in the 1940 "Theses on the Philosopy of History