"Kipling believed civilization to be something laboriously achieved which was only precariously defended. He wanted to see the defenses fully manned and he hated the liberals because he thought them gullible and feeble, believing in the easy perfectibility of man and ready to abandon the work of centuries for sentimental qualms."
I found this quote by Evelyn Waugh on a wonderful website maintained by one Roger Boylan .
The writer's life...
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