Intellectual Self Defence

Brains are delicate things…

Force versus Might

“Dear me, how little you seem to have mastered the correct procedure of your profession. You should ask me whether I have any message for the British public. I have. It is this: Might must find a way. Not ‘Force’, remember; other nations use “force”; we Britons alone use “Might.” Only one thing can set things right- sudden and extreme violence, or, better still, the effective threat of it. I am committed to very considerable sums in this little gamble and, alas, our countrymen are painfully tolerant, nowadays, of the losses of their financial superiors. One sighs for the days of Pam or Dizzy…”
Evelyn Waugh “Scoop”

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