"The Inheritance of Humor" by Hilaire Belloc

Editor’s note:  The following is extracted from First and Last, by Hilaire Belloc (published 1911).  All spelling in the original. There are some truths which seem to get old almost as soon as they are born, and that simply because they are so astonishingly true that people soon get to feel as though they have known them all their lives; and such a truth is that which first one writer and then another in the last five years has been insisting upon, until it is already a perfect commonplace that nations do not know their own qualities. The inmost, the … Continue reading "The Inheritance of Humor" by Hilaire Belloc