Live Respectably

Hackett, Francis
November 1954
New Republic;11/22/54, Vol. 131 Issue 21, p74
This article presents information on the English ruling class. The task of the English ruling class is not to be respectable itself. It is to keep its public respectable. To do this, it must be prepared to make, and to offer up, sacrifices. If its great public became disillusioned, either with its history, or its Church, or its Royal Academy, or its Royal Family, or its apple dumplings, the game would have to be played in a different way. To keep the heart of the public sound, on the basis of the moral and Biblical superiority of the English people, is the absolute essence of the game.


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