quote:Originally posted by FrancisPlantagenet
quote:Originally posted by Harris
Originally posted by FrancisPlantagenet
Many thanks for the post. This paragraph in particular prompted a sigh of agreement:
"But it is Mr Watkins who put flesh â€” and tweed â€” on the skeleton. As he wrote in his Spectator piece, the Young Fogey â€˜is libertarian but not liberal. He is conservative but has no time for Mrs Margaret Thatcher and considers Mr Neil Kinnock the most personally attractive of the present party leaders. He is a scholar of Evelyn Waugh. He tends to be coolly religious, either RC or C of E. He dislikes modern architecture. He makes a great fuss about the old Prayer Book, grammar, syntax and punctuation. He laments the difficulty of purchasing good bread, Cheddar cheese, kippers and sausages.... He enjoys walking and travelling by train. He thinks the Times is not what it was and prefers the Daily Telegraph.â€™"
The American version of the "young fogey" differs a bit from the British version; still, the same idea is at work. The reaction against (response to) "bohemianism" is also right on the mark. Right on.
Again, thanks for posting.
That is why I linked to "Albion's Seed"; that is a goodway of gauging just how much it differs or deviates from the British version.
How exactly is Albion's Seed relevant to this discussion? I fail to see how Albion's Seed tells us anything about the "young fogey" and would be interested to know what you see in Albion's Seed that is applicable.