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Munro Doctrine II: Ars Poetica

Munro Doctrine I: Religion in Public Life

'Of course,' she resumed combatively, 'it's the prevailing fashion to believe in perpetual change and mutability, and all that sort of thing, and to say we are all merely an improved form of primeval ape -- of course you subscribe to that doctrine?'

'I think it decidedly premature; in most people I know the process is far from complete.'

'And equally of course you are quite irreligious?'

'Oh, by no means. The fashion just now is a Roman Catholic frame of mind with an Agnostic conscience: you get the mediæval picturesqueness of the one with the modern conveniences of the other.'

-- Saki [H. H. Munro], "Reginald at the Theatre" (1904)


david giacalone

You seem to have (re)publican tendencies, Sir Fool. As Clovis reminds us "You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed."

And, what of Munro and fiscal policy? "All decent people live beyond their incomes nowadays, and those who aren't respectable live beyond other people's. A few gifted individuals manage to do both."

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