Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

The Long Recessional, The Imperial Life Of Rudyard Kipling: David Gilmour

In art he practised the virtues of restraint and showed wide human sympathies, in politics he was immoderate and narrow. The story of Kipling's political life is distressing- not so much for his affiliations and views- which are defensible if generally on the wrong side of history- as for the venom and hysteria with which he pursued them- as revealed here through his private correspondence. He was- as he said of Bonar Law, one of the few politicians he admired, "a good hater".

I don't suppose I'll forget the contents of this book, but I'd like to.
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