Belloc, Chesterton and the Red Tory

I note an interesting exchange following on from a Jonathan Raban review of Philip Blond’s Red Tory, which has been influential in the formation of the programme of the (now) present Conservative government. Leaving aside how realistic or otherwise the present programme might be, there is some more interesting thinking to be done about whether Blond’s historical analysis of the period since Belloc and Chesterton stands up to scrutiny, and on the imaginative power amongst thinkers of the organic, rural, Christian society that Raban ridicules.
For more, Google Raban Blond Red Tory.


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