The Ever-Downward Coarse

Our favorite doctor takes a trip to an antiques market in search of new books to add to his vast library while contemplating the increasing proletarianization of English (and much of Western) culture.

I would like to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas.

Unfortunately, affectation when continued long enough becomes authentic habit, and now in Britain the relentless march of downward cultural aspiration has borne fruit. To a natural national propensity to lumpenness has been added an ideological approval of coarseness and a hatred of aesthetic refinement, with the sole exception of culinary art.

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