We are watched by large and awful faces – @execupundit

Here’s a haunting quote from Hilaire Belloc, via the insightful and productive Michael Wade:

We sit by and watch the barbarian. We tolerate him in the long stretches of peace, we are not afraid. We are tickled by his irreverence; his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creed refreshes us; we laugh. But as we laugh we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond, and on these faces there are no smiles.”

by Emil Otto (‘E.O.’) HoppÈ, vintage bromide print, 1915

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Really sums up in these times!

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