The Corner

Re: Belloc

Oh, yeah, that’ll calm things down, quoting Hilaire Belloc. Belloc was just scrumptious when it came to people of differing faith. He was, after all, the delightful and puckish charmer who said, “It was the Dreyfus case that opened my eyes to the Jew question. I’m not an anti-Semite. I love ‘em, poor dears. Get on very well with them. My best secretary was a Jewess. Poor darlings — it must be terrible to be born with the knowledge that you belong to the enemies of the human race.” Benedict does not deserve to be lumped in with such an intellectual miscreant.