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George Santayana
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In the article "Why I Am Not a Marxist" by Santayana published in Modern Monthly, Volume 9, April 1935, p. 77. Also in: "Atoms of Thought: An Anthology of Thoughts" (Philosophical Library, 1950), George Santayana, p. 259
George Santayana
Source/Notes:
The Works of George Santayana (C. Scribner's sons, 1936), p. 190


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Born: December 16, 1863

Died: September 26, 1952 (aged 88)

Nationality: Spanish

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: George Santayana was a philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist. A lifelong Spanish citizen, Santayana was raised and educated in the United States and identified himself as an American, although he always kept a validated Spanish passport. He wrote in English and is generally considered an American man of letters.

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