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  • Robert Conquest Interview

    Posted by Jonathan on February 5th, 2007 (All posts by )

    Thanks to Robert Schwartz for a heads-up about Christopher Hitchens’s report on his recent visit with Robert Conquest. Note the Anglosphere kicker.

    UPDATE: Helen has already blogged about Conquest and her post is well worth reading.

     

    One Response to “Robert Conquest Interview”

    1. Lexington Green Says:

      The quote Jonathan refers to:

      In his most recent books, “Reflections on a Ravaged Century” and “The
      Dragons of Expectation,” he goes beyond the usual admonitions against
      Jacobinism and more recent totalitarian utopias, and argues for “the
      Anglosphere,” that historic arc of law, tradition and individual
      liberty that extends from Scotland to Australia and takes in the two
      largest multicultural democracies on the planet–the U.S. and India.

      There was a time when this might have seemed quixotic or even
      nostalgic (at least to me), but when one surveys the wreckage of other
      concepts, and the increasing difficulties of the only rival “model” in
      the form of the European Union (of which he was an early skeptic) the
      notion seems to have a future as well as a past. One very much feels,
      as one also very much hopes, that the same can be said of the Grand
      Old Man of Stanford.