“For a century and half the masses have claimed to be the whole of society. Stravinsky’s music or Pirandello’s drama have the sociological effect of compelling the people to recognize itself for what it is: a component among others of the sociological structure, inert matter of the historical process, a secondary factor in the cosmos of spiritual life. On the other hand, the new art also helps the elite to recognize themselves and one another in the drab mass of society and to learn their mission which consists in being few and holding their own against the many.” — Jose Ortega y Gasset, “The Dehumanization of Art,” 1925