Sunday, 1 January 2012

A New Year Message from Hilaire Belloc

Since everybody else seems to be giving a New Year message, I thought I'd give Belloc a chance.

This is from his 1902 The Path to Rome, which I'm reading at the moment in the wonderful Penguin edition:

"Then I went on my way, praying God that all these rending quarrels might be appeased. For they would certainly be appeased if we once again had a united doctrine in Europe, since economics are but an expression of the mind and do not (as the poor blind slaves of the great cities think) mould the mind."

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