is a Great American Author now totally out of fashion.
Possibly because back in the 1930s he wrote stuff like this:
"Our world is a world of things. It is made up of comforts and luxuries, or else the desire for them. What we dread most in facing the oncoming débâcle, is that we will be obliged to give up our gew-gaws, our gadgets, all the little comforts that have made us so uncomfortable...we are smug, timid, queasy and quaky."
- The Air-conditioned Nightmare.
In the same book he wrote: We defend with our lives the petty principles which divide us.
But he could also have written: We defend our lives with the petty principles which divide us.