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American Castles and Brutalist Towers

The latest issue of the National Review has an essay by Michael Knox Beran entitled “Why We Love McMansions and Other Modern Castles.” …America, though born in the faith that all men are created equal, is infatuated with castles — … Continue reading

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Cousin Jasper Cited in Cambridge Varsity

The Cambridge University student paper, Varsity, has cited Jasper Ryder’s advice to his cousin Charles on how to succeed at Oxford: “You want either a first or a fourth. There is no value in anything between. Time spent on a … Continue reading

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Waugh as a savior of Victorian heritage

In a new BBC Four series that started Sunday night, Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry, art historian and critic Jonathan Meades cites Evelyn Waugh as one of the leaders of the movement to preserve the Victorian heritage in art … Continue reading

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