Tuesday, February 14, 2012

News at Eleven: One might also note that [G.K.] Chesterton

wrote his jaw-dropping line about the "cringing Jew" at a time when England was becoming preoccupied by the so-called Marconi case, involving the "scandal" of Jewish commerce in politics, and thus helped to cement the idea that there was a connection between the two. At any rate, I don't think even the best of the poetic quotations can redeem Chestertonianism from the reactionary implications of the prosaic ones: they put one too much in mind of another critique of his work by T. S. Eliot.

from The Atlantic Monthly: The Reactionary


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