I was here for a single weekend, most of it spent outside London at a friend’s house in Hampshire – gin-and-tonics on the lawn, roast lamb on Sunday, a parade of wellington boots in the room adjoining the kitchen, in short, English country life at its most recognizable – but an evening in London did the devil’s work of adumbrating the shape of evil
The Fleming Foundation Cultural Commentary
Chef Garret, in the first podcast of a series, explains the fundamentals of a classic Italian dish that is simple in conception but far from simple in execution.
Then, in 1936, comes My Man Godfrey, a romantic comedy of near-Shakespearean richness that turns around speculator-turned-bum-turned-butler Godfrey Parke. My touchstones of comparison are As You Like It, Measure for Measure, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, all of which resonate in this marvelous movie.
In the Revolutionary regimes that emerged in the 19th century, in both Europe and North America, marriage and family have been enslaved and corrupted by government confiscation of their authority. By contrast, the breakdown of Roman order forced our barbarian ancestors to rely on family and kinship. However, the barbarians did their best to resist Christian morality.
The Donald’s timing was perfect given the hysterics about children “separated” from border-jumping parents, not least the media’s lie about the little girl in the photograph. On Friday, he reminded the worthies of the media and real Americans in the room that illegal aliens “permanently separate” too many Americans from their families by killing them.