Containing Multitudes Since 2004
really captures the satyr in the old boy - and the rascally quality -
Malcolm Muggeridge was probably the last nationally recognised intellectual in the UK. I can't think of a similar figure since he died who could be parodied on mainstream TV and everybody would know the object of ridicule. Perhaps he was responsible for the decline of the species.
Muggs! Great pic. Like any other self-confessed, egghead...he could go too far with the Pessimism juice...but some of the things he wrote definitely could hit one right in the heart, past historical snobbery (a.k.a. 'the present always perceives truth most accurately'-fallacy), spiritual deadness posing as insightful, inane sentimentality posing as true compassion, and hedonism posing as profound. Thanks again.
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