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Belloc

Hilaire . 1870--1953, British poet, essayist, and historian, born in France, noted particularly for his verse for children in The Bad Child's Book of Beasts (1896) and Cautionary Tales (1907)
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In the preface, "Praise of this Book," Belloc writes:
In a few pages in his Catholic Church and the Conversion, to which Belloc wrote the foreword, Chesterton addresses at least a dozen modern maladies, everything Kelly and the rest of us may be interested in: capitalism, socialism, social justice, industrial slavery, statism, progressivism, usury, surrender to science, cheap charity, crude optimism, chastity, the new pagans, and other things "best worth knowing": "The Catholic Church is the only thing which saves a man from the degrading slavery of being a child of his age.
As so often is the case with Belloc, to read The Contrast in our own time is to be overwhelmed by the pathos of might-have-beens.
As befits their prodigious talents as writers and larger-than-life personas, there was a significant audience who gravitated to the Fabian-tinged opinions of Shaw and Wells, while many others gravitated to the Christianframed opinions of Belloc and Chesterton--two critics who were such close friends and so often together that they were dubbed "Chesterbelloc" by Shaw (Belloc, Agree).
Following a year of military service in France, Belloc went up to Balliol College, Oxford; again he excelled academically and was elected President of the Student Union.
Among the many significant facts about Wells I neglected to mention are: his shameless promiscuity; his brazen adulteries (which he broadcast to the world in autobiographical novels) and selfish mistreatment of his wives; his advocacy of abortion; his shockingly crude anti-Semitism, and the similarly vulgar anti-Catholicism that he embraced late in life; and the nearly career-destroying humiliation he suffered when Hilaire Belloc publicly eviscerated Wells' Outline of History (for which Wells took sole authorial credit, but which was actually assembled by a team of young scholars under his direction).
I was invited to take the ASCAR rookie test with professional racing drivers Jean Phillipe Belloc, the FIA GT Champion, and British GT star Ian McKellar jnr.
While Burrow studied men like Lord Macaulay, William Stubbs, Edward Freeman and James Froude, Feske surveys the intellectual pilgrimages of Hilaire Belloc, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Lawrence and Barbara Hammond, George Macaulay Trevelyan, and Winston Churchill.
Dr Belloc added that when either member of an infertile couple was over 35, IVF should be considered.
After grounding his analysis in Catholic social teaching, he invokes the economic theory of distributism, whose best known advocates were Hillaire Belloc and G.
He said: "Comic verse has a long pedigree, from the verse plays of Aristophanes, through Chaucer, Swift and Pope, WS Gilbert and Hilaire Belloc to Roger McGough, Pam Ayres and the current poet laureate Carol Anne Duffy.
I don't know much about the late poet and historian Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), but surely no one can disagree with one of his famous quotes .