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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Spengler, Oswald 1880-1936. German philosopher who argued that civilizations and cultures are subject to the same cycle of growth and decay as humans. His major work is The Decline of the West (1918-1922).

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  • n. German philosopher who argued that cultures grow and decay in cycles (1880-1936)

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  • David P. Goldman (a.k.a. "Spengler") argues that U.S.

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  • David "Spengler" Goldman praised this argument declaring Pope Benedict to be "Magnificently Right."

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  • I note that last point because I had thought 'Spengler' to be some sort of Jewish Christian -- based on the Spenglerian persona and writings -- but the Park Avenue and Or Zarua synagogues are both solidly in the tradition of Conservative Judaism.

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