Terry Eagleton: T.S. Eliot’s Politics
19 September 2002
Show More The ‘Criterion’: Cultural Politics and Periodical Networks in Interwar Britain by Jason Harding.
Oxford, 250 pp., £35, April 2002, 9780199247172Show More
“... pedigree and civility, it has little in common with Eliot’s benignly landowning, regionalist, Morris-dancing, church-centred social ideal. Even so, there are affinities as well as contrasts between Fascism and conservative reaction. If the former touts a demonic version of blood and soil, the latter promotes an angelic one. Both are elitist, authoritarian ...”