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The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G.K. Chesterton
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Jul 04, 2011

it was amazing

This book proves to me that a great virtue of conservatism lies in its appreciation of and respect for diversity -- the diversity of local histories and traditions. This sort of diversity can lead to excesses and exclusionary practices. But when properly viewed and lived (and when other local customs and histories are viewed in the same manner) the small, proud history of a community can be a noble and moving thing because it is so fundamental to our ways of life and it connects us profoundly to what came before us. I loved this book.
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July 4, 2011 – Shelved

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