The character of British sordor

Dalrymple writes:

A crude culture makes a coarse people, and private refinement cannot long survive public excess.

In no country

has vulgarisation gone further than in Britain. A nation famed not so long ago for the restraint of its manners is now notorious for the coarseness of its appetites and its unbridled and antisocial attempts to satisfy them.

The mass drunkenness

goes hand in hand with the crude, violent and shallow relations between the sexes.

Britain’s mass bastardy

is not a sign of an increase in the authenticity of our human relations but a natural consequence of the unbridled hedonism that leads to chaos and misery. Take restraint away, and violent discord follows.

This is not nostalgie de la boue;

this is total immersion in the boue itself, the boue in which they live and breath and take their cultural being, the boue from which it is highly unlikely that they will now ever crawl.

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