Fact / Quote / Quiz: 12/30

"We must get rid of our arrogant assumption that it is the masses who can be led by the nose. As far as I can make out, the shoe is on the other foot. The only people who are really the dupes of their favourite newspapers are the intelligentsia. It is they who read leading articles: the poor read the sporting news, which is mostly true."

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FACT OF THE DAY:

On December 29, 1944 the essay “Private  Bates” was published in The Spectator. Now available in Present Concerns.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We must get rid of our arrogant assumption that it is the masses who can be led by the nose. As far as I can make out, the shoe is on the other foot. The only people who are really the dupes of their favourite newspapers are the intelligentsia. It is they who read leading articles: the poor read the sporting news, which is mostly true.”

Private  Bates
(Published in The Spectator on 12/29/1944)

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QUIZ OF THE DAY:

When Lewis was 20 something special happen to him this month. What was it?

TODAY’S ANSWER WILL BE POSTED TOMORROW.

ANSWER TO YESTERDAY’S QUESTION: Events from The Horse and His Boy (HHB) take place during the reign of the Pevensie children in Narnia which is told in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (LWW); so to read the stories chronologically you have to stop before the end of LWW, read HHB and then finish HHB.