錢穆 : 中國歷代政治得失 - wikisource
In those lectures I showed that our age lies in the third principal epoch of world history, which epoch has mere sensuous self-interest as the impulse of all its vital stirrings and motions;
that this age also understands and comprehends itself completely by recognising this impulse as
the ONLY possible one;
and that through this clear insight into its nature it is deeply grounded and unshakeably fixed in this its vital essence.