Tag Archives: The American Conservative

Put Out More Flags Reconsidered

John Rossi, Professor of History at La Salle University cites Put Out More Flags as underrated, while nevertheless being considered by some as the best novel of WWII. This is in the latest issue of the American Conservative Magazine. Rossi … Continue reading

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Two Hits and Two Misses

The staff at The American Conservative magazine are asked to contribute to a regular column called “TAC Bookshelf” describing and rating their current reading. Andrew J Bacevich devoted his latest contribution to Evelyn Waugh. He considered Sword of Honour a … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh, Smoking and Contemplation

An essay on The American Conservative’s website, entitled “Why George Will is Wrong about Smokers”, opens with this: Smokers, George Will says, lack “common sense.” In a late December opinion column in the Washington Post, Will declared, “Filling one’s lungs … Continue reading

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Rex Mottram Redux

In his American Conservative magazine weblog, Senior Editor Rod Dreher has cited Waugh’s character Rex Mottram from Brideshead Revisited in connection with recent actions of President Trump. Dreher had previously adopted the term “Mottramism,” originally coined by Canadian Blogger, Mark Cameron, who … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh at the National Trust, Edinburgh Festival and Houston,TX

Evelyn Waugh is appearing all over the place in today’s media reports: In the internet newspaper iNews, there is a story about problems being rained upon the National Trust, one of Britain’s once most beloved institutions. The Trust are the stewards of … Continue reading

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Waugh and Solitude

In an article on the weblog PanAm Post, Alejandro Jenkins declares the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez to be overrated. One reason for this is the underdeveloped characters: The idea behind Hundred Years of Solitude (to create a saga-esque … Continue reading

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Cousin Jasper’s Advice

Rosamund Urwin in the Evening Standard has written an article about degree results. She opens with this: In Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited, the protagonist Charles Ryder receives advice from his cousin Jasper before starting his Oxford degree. “You want a … Continue reading

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Guy Crouchback Inspiration for U.S. Conservatives

The current issue of The American Conservative magazine carries an article about the leaders of the post war conservative revival in the U.S. This is on the occasion of the publication of a book about one of them–Russell Kirk:American Conservative by … Continue reading

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