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Social maintenance has supported in far too many cases the incompetent at the expense of the better workman who tries to succour his family with his efforts, unaided by the State. The unwholesome and the feckless have been helped to flourish. This does not mean that we should leave the hindmost to the devil, but that our social efforts should have been based on values which should first aim at the survival of the best in mind and body. ” —Lord Bledisloe,10 the ninety-seventh and, let us hope, the last Modern Thinker to make this Interesting Discovery.
No architect designed this village. No architect has ever equalled the achievement of its humble builders. For the village is an effect and not a cause. It is organic and functional – living and having its being in the life of the land. This must be our explanation of survival and our key to the future. The village, battered, starved and abused, has survived because it is essential to the only thing stronger than industrialism. Nothing in the Scott Report was so admirable as its appreciation and insistence that the English landscape, including the English village, is a consequence of the work of the English on the land, and that it cannot be preserved or recreated if that work suffers radical change.
Decent journalists do not like the present state of affairs. Nor do the more responsible editors. But the number of editors and journalists who can maintain a high standard of “duty, balance, and reputation” in the face of pressure grows less day by day. It is difficult for any paper that presents its news soberly 12/16 How Free Is the Press? 29 to maintain its circulation: perhaps it is true that every nation gets the Press it deserves. But supposing the reader does care about accuracy, does resent contempt for his intelligence, does want the truth about what is said and done – what steps is he to take?