What is Mann?

  • (noun): United States educator who introduced reforms that significantly altered the system of public education (1796-1859).
    Synonyms: Horace Mann
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  • (noun): German writer concerned about the role of the artist in bourgeois society (1875-1955).
    Synonyms: Thomas Mann

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    Have you never heard of German Becoming, of German Wandering, of the endless migratings of the German soul? Even foreigners know our word ‘Wanderlust.’ If you like, the German is the eternal student, the eternal searcher, among the peoples of the earth.
    —Thomas Mann (1875–1955)

    We, when we sow the seeds of doubt deeper than the most up-to- date and modish free-thought has ever dreamed of doing, we well know what we are about. Only out of radical skepsis, out of moral chaos, can the Absolute spring, the anointed Terror of which the time has need.
    —Thomas Mann (1875–1955)

    Two principles, according to the Settembrinian cosmogony, were in perpetual conflict for possession of the world: force and justice, tyranny and freedom, superstition and knowledge; the law of permanence and the law of change, of ceaseless fermentation issuing in progress. One might call the first the Asiatic, the second the European principle.
    —Thomas Mann (1875–1955)