Why shouldn’t novels have in them badly-drawn caricatures of real persons? The world is full of them.
Friday, 29 April 2011
Saturday, 19 March 2011
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Sunday, 31 January 2010
There has been raised a horde of men, if so honorific a title may still be retained for them, who cry out “sky-fairy!” whenever they hear the word “God”, rather as Ivan Pavlov’s dogs salivated whenever they heard bells and whistles, albeit with a crucial difference: the dogs could not be inculcated to fancy that in their mindless reflexes they were on the side of reason.
Some liberals say that, in order to defend the West, we must defend “western values”, by which they mean “liberal values”, by which I understand those newly-invented values which have done more than any other to dissolve the West. It is like taking health-tips from disease-germs.
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Monday, 24 August 2009
In the course of decline, a nation can pass through a time of pessimism into a time of optimism whence the gloominess of the earlier time looks silly, thereby confirming the fears of the pessimists: that after them would arise a mass of pigs satisfied.