Tag Archives: Max Beerbohm

distrusting the utopian prophets

Its an odd way to define oneself: a tory anarchist. Maybe for max Beerbohm it was a reaction to the times; a refuge in this tidal wave of elitist white racist socialism that was so popularized by the likes of … Continue reading

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POMPEII: Dangerously Low Necklines

When the ruins of Pompeii came to light, they caused a revolution in taste-stripping away rococo gilt, reshaping the female figure, and leaving a deposit of pseudo-Greek temples from Moscow to Mississippi- although what sometimes passed for “classical” would have … Continue reading

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THOSE ELUSIVE WHITE TIGERS

” Oh East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet…” he wrote. ” But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed nor Birth,/When two strong men stand face to face”. The famous phrase … Continue reading

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ALL SINGETH OF DISPIRITING THE HUMBUGS

Bah! to the humbugs and the skeptics. To Santa, it is ¬†all about the voyage and not the destination. To the mere mortals,on a diet of hope and determination, its about reclaiming a piece of Paradise lost. A battle between … Continue reading

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