Sunday, May 18, 2014

Beerbohm Redrawn

  From the American Conservative: 

Calling Beerbohm apolitical is like calling the Pacific wet. Though coeval with the rise of red-meat empire-builders and of Fabian social workers, Beerbohm advocated no such strenuous world-saving. In a throwaway line from his old age he once described social classes as “so deplorable sociologically, so dear to anyone with eyes in his head.” As this indicates, he represented a conservatism imaginative rather than theoretical. It so detached itself from plans of action as to make Russell Kirk look like Karl Rove.(Read more.)

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