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He was very different in his views on this subject from some other social commentators in his day who could see a utopia ahead as a result of beneficent action by the state or by individuals. Fry was much less sanguine. He saw problematic and uncooperative people everywhere, and the best society could do was work around them. Virginia Woolf, from the novelists' perspective, pictured Fry as engaged in a dramatic struggle with what he believed were the forces of darkness: "There was always the Adversary.
As the working class grew larger and more assertive, Fry became more and more concerned that they would bring the world to disaster in one way or another. Using the term crowd that had been employed to denote the working-class population after the French Revolution, he wrote: "The crowd seems to me more and more terrible and despicable. It claims to be god and it pays those who procure it the greatest illusions-priests, politicians and journalists-with power and veneration and it battles against every truth because it wants to prolong the hallucination" (Fry 1972, 483; see also 509).
Finally, all religious societies have appealed largely to the opificer to glorifY their temples and increase the hypnotic effect of their ritual. (8) Fry was able to extend in this way Veblen's notion that "taste" is socially constructed and rooted in class stratification and a universal desire among humans to emulate those above them in ranking. Humans attempt to rise in the social order by invidious display and conspicuous consumption, of opifacts as well as other goods. Veblen observed that in the art world costliness became inextricably entangled with genuine aesthetic quality.