Masochism -- Then and Now

Knowlege, science and wisdom are not the attributes of only a certain number of people who are possessed of <<special brains>> or <<particular virtues>>, who alone can teach or order others about....Therefore we should combat the thinking of those who possess some degree of knowlege but who utilize it to force their <<ego>> on the masses, since this is a bourgeoise, reactionary mentality....

A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals.

Masochism: City officials of Lvov, Ukraine, have blocked plans to erect a statue to Chevalier Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. The term masochism was coined by Richard von Krafft-Ebing in reference to the writings of this native son. Undaunted by their rebuff, proponents plan to approach UNESCO to have 1995 -- the centenary of Sacher-Masoch's death -- declared International Masoch Year.