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Tyranny of the discreet allusion

Posted by Donald Albert Hatch on July 09, 2001

Does anyone know the phrase "Tyranny of the discreet"? Samuel Beckett uses it in an essay and JD Marshall uses it for the title of a book about history. I think that it might be related to antiquarianism. Help.
DH