by Roberto Biadi
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adorno on the inexorable advance of dehumanization
“in the realm of utility, every relationship worthy of human beings takes on an aspect of luxury… no one can really afford it……only when one responds to the inflection of another’s voice with despair is the relation as spontaneous as it should be between free people, while yet for that very reason becoming a torment which, moreover, takes on an air of narcissism in its fidelity to the idea of immediacy, its impotent protest against coldheartedness. the neurotic reaction is that which hits on the true state of affairs, while the one adjusted to reality already discounts the relationship as dead. the cleansing of human beings of the murk and impotence of affects is in direct proportion to the advance of dehumanization.” - theodor w. adorno