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Hilaire Belloc is the author of over 150 books on subjects ranging from history to travel, economics to social thought, and politics to religion. He was a master polemicist, with both the spoken and written word. He stands out among his contemporaries in English letters because of the breadth of his vision -- he wrote on almost every topic imaginable; and because of the depth of his vision -- Belloc wrote, with an unwavering commitment and a devastating logic, what his Faith and his Reason compelled him to write,...
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The Free Press

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Overview

Hilaire Belloc is the author of over 150 books on subjects ranging from history to travel, economics to social thought, and politics to religion. He was a master polemicist, with both the spoken and written word. He stands out among his contemporaries in English letters because of the breadth of his vision -- he wrote on almost every topic imaginable; and because of the depth of his vision -- Belloc wrote, with an unwavering commitment and a devastating logic, what his Faith and his Reason compelled him to write, regardless of the consequences. He took on the modern world with his pen, his wit, and God. His critique was persusasive then, and seems prophetic now. No sincere student of modernity can afford to ignore him.
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Editorial Reviews

John H. Miller
A classic instrument of instruction.
Social Justice Review
James G. Hanink
Offers us the right advice: read lots of newspapers and journals and make sure to sample a wide range of perspectives.
New Oxford Review
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“A classic work of enduring importance—perhaps even more relevant today than when he published it in 1918.” —Michael S. Rose, author, Goodbye, Good Men

“A classic instrument of instruction.” —Rev. John H. Miller, Social Justice Review

“Offers us the right advice: read lots of newspapers and journals and make sure to sample a wide range of perspectives.” —Dr. James Hanink, New Oxford Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780217626095
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/16/2009
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Hilaire Belloc began his academic career with a lecture tour of the United States in 1892. He became a member of the Fabian Society in the early 1900s and met George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells, who helped him obtain work with newspapers such as the Daily News and The Speaker. Eventually he became literary editor of the Morning Post. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1906. He also wrote several novels, such as Mr. Clutterbuck's Election and A Change in the Cabinet, along with historical works such as The French Revolution and the History of England. Belloc also published a series of historical biographies: Oliver Cromwell, James II, Richelieu, Wolsey, Napoleon, and Charles II.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7
Dedication 23
The Free Press 27
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