Friday, October 30, 2009

Civilized debate ...

... Piers Paul Read and David Heathcoat-Amory discuss How European are the British? (Hat tip Dave Lull.)

I think Heathcoat-Amory comes off as the more Chestertonian here. Piers's father, of course, Sir Herbert Read, was a philosophical anarchist who wrote, in To Hell With Culture, "It is of the essence of genius to be uncommitted to any abstraction" - itself a rather Chestertonian notion.

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