Sunday, August 20, 2017


The Negation of Europe

Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), "Dedication to F.Y. Eccles," Avril, Being Essays on the Poetry of the French Renaissance (1904; rpt. London: Duckworth, 1931), pp. 7-14 (at 10):
Not indeed that a vulgar cosmopolitan beatitude can inspire an honest man. To abandon one's patriotism, and to despise a frontier or a flag, is, we are agreed, the negation of Europe.

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