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“Bourgeois society is ruled by equivalence. It makes dissimilar things comparable by reducing them to abstract quantities… anything which cannot be resolved into numbers, and ultimately into one, is illusion; modern positivism consigns it to poetry.”

Max Horkheimer & Theodor W. Adorno, Dialectic of Enlightenment

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