Wednesday, October 13, 2021

In case you wondered …

… Why we should venerate Evelyn Waugh - The Spectator World.(Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

While he deals most directly with this theme in Robbery Under Law — less a travel book than a sophisticated historical disquisition written following his return from a brief sojourn in revolutionary Mexico in 1938 — the concept of civilization under never-ending siege underlies all of his novels, which he succinctly described as ‘the creation of small independent systems of order’.

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