Category Archives: Belloc (Hilaire)

Open Season on Young Black Men

Hilaire Belloc satirically advocates dire punishment for childish misbehavior except when it comes to guns. The NRA would approve.

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America’s Obsession with Pie

Hilaire Belloc’s hilarious complaint about the world’s eating tastes would not treat Thanksgiving well.

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The Night Father Fell Out of Bed

I take a page from James Thurber and the author of Madeleine as I describe “The Night My Father Fell Out of Bed.”

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Mitt (who told lies and was burned to death)

Mitt Romney’s lies, like those of Hilaire Belloc’s Matilda, make one gasp and stretch one’s eyes.

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