A Great Reactionary, RIP
And he made most of it up. Much more convincingly than James Frey. Derb notices the quintessential mark of Tory reactionaryism:
"He had no answers, no hope.
Instead, he offered escape to Simpleham, Peter Simple's country house with its library, attentive butler, rolling acres and respectful villagers. This was a paradise from which pre-1914 innocence had never been banished."
The present is so much more complicated.