"WE sit by and watch the Barbarian, we tolerate him; in the long stretches of peace we are not afraid.
"We are tickled by his irreverence, his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creeds refreshes us: we laugh. But as we laugh we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond: and on these faces there is no smile."
~Hilaire Belloc: The Barbarians
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Friday, August 10, 2018
The whole notion of a global problem requiring a global solution is rooted in a false logic. Effectively it is saying that because bigness causes problems we need even more bigness to solve them. Distributism as a derivative of the principle of subsidiarity offers the only real alternative to the cult of bigness in the modern world… (by Joseph Pearce)
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