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Smash the Meritocracy

From First Thoughts

Everyone tends to make fun of the young conservatives who dress like dandies, drink port, go high church, and profess to be monarchists. Not me. First of all, in those rare souls who can pull it off , the effect is sublime. More importantly, even the most callow, self-parodic monarchist phase . . . . Continue Reading »

‘God, Like Alfred Hitchcock …’

From First Thoughts

“God,” I said, “like Alfred Hitchcock, vouchsafes us only glimpses of Himself. I have often thought of this. And also that we make a game of trying to spot Him in this scene and then that, till we’ve squandered the revelation of the whole instead of simply accepting and . . . . Continue Reading »