Wednesday 13 July 2022


Boris Johnson is an unpopular man right now, but I retain a tribal loyalty to a fellow scribe. He’s a gifted rogue from old Fleet St, and a Regency rake who has lived into a more earnest Victorian.
Mary Kenny

And since that which is in accordance with nature is pleasant, and things which are akin are akin in accordance with nature, all things akin and like are for the most part pleasant to each other, as man to man, horse to horse, youth to youth. This is the origin of the proverbs:
The old have charms for the old, the young for the young,
Like to like,
Beast knows beast,
Birds of a feather flock together,
and all similar sayings.
Aristotle, Rhetoric 1.11.25

"A woman simply is, but a man must become. Masculinity is risky and elusive. It is achieved by a revolt from woman and it is confirmed only by other men. Manhood coerced into sensitivity is no manhood at all." Camille Paglia

Peter Oborne here on Boris Johnson and how the billionaires chose him. Peter used to be a Brexiteer - he sounds less and less like a Tory.

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