„If God is dead, somebody is going to have to take his place. It will be megalomania or erotomania, the drive for power or the drive for pleasure, the clenched fist or the phallus, Hitler or Hugh Hefner.“

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anglický novinář, autor, mediální osobnost a satirik 1903 - 1990

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